We believe that by providing assistance to cover essential living expenses, we can positively influence the recovery of many individuals. Bridging The Gap to Recovery provides scholarship funding for basic expenses such as rent, utilities, and food. Other services may include assistance for dependent family members such as children.
Please take note that successful participation and completion of treatment is required to receive our funding assistance. Financial support will also be provided per the following guidelines:
On March 19th, 2016, at The Underground DTSA, a WWII era bomb shelter turned concert venue Duke’s friends, family, and fans came together and launched BTG with a memorial concert/kickoff event. The show opened with a Native American Tribal Elder blessing ceremony in Duke’s memory, traditional drumming, dancing, and chants sent toward the creator to show what Duke was able to accomplish even in death.
The MC, Sean Michael Lenhoff (of Atomflower and Core10) guided the crowd between memorial event and metal concert with precision making seamless transitions from act to act mixing speeches by Wes Geer (of Korn, Hed PE, and founder of Rock to Recovery) and Mama Duke between the band’s sets.
After the Native Ceremony, Lenhoff handed the stage to Radiodrone. They delivered a powerful set, including songs from their debut release, The Truth Syndicate Diaries.
Sunflower Dead followed, displaying their ability to expand stylistic boundaries then fill in the newly created space with thrashing nu-metal/rock, going as far incorporate an accordion during their set. Sunflower Dead is announcing tour dates across the country.
Death Division was next, filling the room with technically proficient aggressive heavy metal. Death Division has announced dates for a coast to coast tour.
The billed “All Star Jam” with Dave Buckner (Papa Roach), Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Sonny Mayo (SNOT, Sevendust), Carl Bensley (SNOT), Wes Geer (Korn, Hed PE), DJ Product (Hed PE), Nate Lawler (Death on Wednesday), Clinton Carlton (D.I.), Mike Dupke (W.A.S.P.), Llyod Grant (Original Metallica Guitarist), Ronnie King (Offspring), Tumor (SNOT), Mike Duda (W.A.S.P., Nation Official), Sen Dogg (Cypress Hill), and Marcelo Moreira (Circle II Circle) did not disappoint, playing a full set worth of music, the artist tagged in and out with each song.
Finally, the night culminated with The Deadlights reunion. For the first time in 16 years, Jerry Montano, Billy Roan, and James Falcone stood next to each other on stage. With Sean De La Tour (Death Division) preforming Duke’s parts on vocals and guitar, they took a quick pause, seemingly to inhale the moment, before launching into their set. With each chord, the rust of a decade and a half chipped away. For 30 minutes, they were suspended in time, they were the kids who practiced in a garage, dreaming of a large stage. They played the songs that took them from oil stained cement floors to Ozzfest and in that moment, Duke was there with them.
We will be holding an upcoming event with The Addicts at the Yost Theatre in June. To get updates on all our activities, please view our calendar below.
Our mission is to assist alcoholics and addicts with essential living expenses while participating in a treatment program. Applications for assistance will be completed in conjunction with a treatment provider. Catch our website as we move further along in the development process. Please take note that we do not provide any clinical services such as clinical referrals, treatment, or counseling.
If you or someone you know is suffering with addiction, please contact your local Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous chapters. In addition, your local health department, hospitals and/or treatment facilities should be able to assist you with identifying an appropriate course of treatment and a provider in your area.
Our hopes and prayers are with you in your recovery.