Singer Lee Greenwood to Help Build Home for Disabled Veteran: ‘A Wonderful Opportunity’

Singer/Songwriter Lee Greenwood performs during Lipscomb University's Copperweld Charlie Daniels' Scholarship for Heroes event at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on March 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Country music star Lee Greenwood is joining with Breland Homes to construct a custom-built house for a wounded veteran in Alabama.

“The project is a partnership with Helping a Hero, a non-profit organization that has awarded more than 100 homes in 23 states to injured veterans in the global war on terror,” reported Thursday.

It is also part of the All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood concert to be held in Huntsville on October 12. The Grammy-winning artist is best known for his song titled “God Bless the U.S.A.”

“After meeting Louis and Patti Breland of Breland Homes in Huntsville, AL a couple months ago we started talking about doing something to a help a veteran in North Alabama,” Greenwood said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“We are proud to announce a partnership with Helping a Hero to provide a custom-built home for a wounded warrior in North Alabama during my #40YearsofHits Concert October 12,” he added:

After meeting Louis and Patti Breland of Breland Homes in Huntsville, AL a couple months ago we started talking about…

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The organization created its Nominate a Hero program so the community could nominate a wounded veteran to be the recipient of the home, the report said, adding the veteran will be awarded the home during the upcoming concert.

“Helping a Hero has helped provide over 100 homes for veterans and I have served as an ambassador for them for over a decade,” Greenwood stated. “The work they do is tremendous, especially when you get to hand those keys to a wounded veteran. The reactions are priceless.”

“I know that I am being honored on October 12th and it’s very appreciated, however, after I met Louis and Patti, I knew this was a wonderful opportunity to team together and make a difference. I am honored to share the stage on October 12th to honor a special veteran,” he continued.

The organization raises money and partners with builders to design homes adapted for the hero’s needs.


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