Lee Greenwood and Paula Deen are set to host the Helping A Hero Telethon, which will air on Monday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. CT on RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and One America Network.
The Texas-based nonprofit, Helping A Hero, has already awarded over 150 homes to veterans across 24 states. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, recently issued the 100 Homes Challenge to help fund the next 100 homes.
The upcoming telethon will aim to raise awareness and money to fund the remaining 75% of the 100 Homes Challenge, with Morris funding the initial 25% of the total cost of the homes.
The one-hour program will include performances by Crystal Gayle, Debby Boone, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Frontmen, John Conlee, The Gatlin Brothers, Home Free, Darryl Worley, and a finale with Sam Moore and T. Graham Brown with special guests Janie Fricke, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Tim Rushlow, and Darryl Worley.
“I am thankful for the friendships that I have nurtured over the years with so many fellow artists that when I simply asked for their help in performing for this telethon event, so many quickly agreed,” says Greenwood. “This program is going to be something fans of country music will enjoy and I am hopeful that we raise lots of money to help fund these homes for our veterans.”
Helping A Hero is one of the largest home-building organizations in the nation for wounded veterans. Home recipients include veterans from 23 states whose permanent injuries have left them paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, with a severe TBI, blind, and with severe burns.