Opportunity to Support America Salutes You Still Available
While the “America Salutes You” concert is now in the record books, the opportunity to support the cause is still available through the America Supports You website.
Money raised by the America Salutes You concert is benefiting several non-profits that serve military, veterans and their families including: the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Easterseals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, Give an Hour, Honor Flight Network, Illinois Joining Forces, Joining Forces California, Snowball Express, TAPS and ThanksUSA.
But while the concert has concluded for this year, the opportunity to support this great cause still remains online at https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/americasalutes.
“Over 200,000 service members re-enter civilian life each year, joining over 22 million existing veterans,” said Bob Okun, concert creator. “Many continue to need assistance with proper healthcare, employment training, education, and housing opportunities in their communities, so our hope is that monies raised will provide much needed assistance."
All funds raised go towards the concert production and to partner charities and foundations.
“We have asked those who serve, past and present, to leave their home and their loved ones to protect our freedoms,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of MilitaryConnection.com. “After 14 years of war, the number of men and women who have donned our country’s uniform and served multiple tours of combat duty is the largest in modern American history. We owe them a huge debt, and we can repay it by remembering their sacrifices and providing the resources for them to achieve the American Dream.”
About America Salutes You
Funds raised by the America Salutes You concert benefits those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, and their families. Performers included pop legend Cyndi Lauper, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, rising country star Tegan Marie and many others.
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