Helping a Hero partners with the homebuilder, the community, and the veteran on each home. Our home recipients are responsible for three things: 1) a $50,000 mortgage, 2) to live in the home as his/her primary residence for a minimum of 10 years, and 3) Use of the VA Specially Adapted Housing grant if eligible.
Helping A Hero is accepting applications from eligible wounded warriors needing a specially adapted home. We also invite the public to Nominate a Hero by completing the nomination form. Both the application and the Nominate a Hero form are available on our website at www.helpingahero.org.
Charles W. Herbster and Lee Greenwood Presented with the Helping a Hero Defense of Freedom Award by Combat Wounded Heroes
Charles W. Herbster, President and Owner of the Conklin Company, and country music legend Lee Greenwood were awarded the Helping a Hero Defense of Freedom Award. This award recognizes great Americans who have gone the extra mile to defend freedom.
When you gather some of music’s greatest hitmakers and put them on a stage to raise money for veterans, along with “Southern Cooking Queen” Paula Deen, you are bound to have something special. That is exactly what happened when Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore was joined by T. Graham Brown, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Janie Fricke, Darryl Worley, and Tim Rushlow to perform “Soul Man”. That performance along with those from Crystal Gayle (Don’t I Make My Brown Eyes Blue), Debby Boone (You Light Up My Life), John Conlee (They Also Serve), Darryl Worley (Have You Forgotten), The Oak Ridge Boys (Elvira), The Gatlin Brothers (All The Gold In California), Home Free (America, My Country Tis Of Thee), The Frontmen (medley of hits), and co-host Lee Greenwood (God Bless The USA) helped bring such awareness to the Helping A Hero organization that the special presentation was honored with three (3) national Telly Awards for “Best Use of Influencer” in a non-profit, “Charitable Branded Content”, and “Not-for-Profit Live Stream”.
TUNE-IN ALERT: LEE GREENWOOD & PAULA DEEN TO HOST HELPING A HERO TELETHON TONIGHT AT 8/7c ON NEWSMAX
As Helping A Hero has already awarded over 150 homes to veterans across 24 states, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, issued the 100 Homes Challenge to help fund the next 100 homes. As part of the challenge, Lee Greenwood and Paula Deen will serve as hosts of the Helping A Hero Telethon airing Sunday, May 22nd, at 8e/7c PM on Newsmax and Newsmax.tv.
TN GOV. BILL LEE TO JOIN LEE GREENWOOD, HELPING A HERO AND BASS PRO SHOPS TO BREAK GROUND ON SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOME FOR TENNESSEE NATIVE LCPL ERIC FRAZIER, USMC (Ret) WHO LOST BOTH LEGS IN IRAQ
On Tuesday, March 22, Helping a Hero and Bass Pro Shops will break ground on a wheelchair accessible and specially adapted home for LCpl Eric Frazier, USMC (Ret), a double amputee injured in Iraq. Country Music Icon and Helping a Hero National Ambassador, Lee Greenwood joined Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops and noted conservationist, on September 10, 2021, in Hendersonville, TN to surprise Frazier with the news he would receive a Helping a Hero home. Frazier is excited that Lee Greenwood will close out the groundbreaking ceremony by singing “God Bless The USA”. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this patriotic celebration to say “thank you” to LCpl Frazier for his service and sacrifice for our nation.
HELPING A HERO AND LEE GREENWOOD HONOR BASEBALL GREAT ROGER CLEMENS, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS’ TAVIA & CLARK HUNT, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST ACTOR JIM CAVIEZEL, HELPING A HERO CHAIRMAN EMERITUS MEREDITH ILER, AND THE HONORABLE MICA MOSBACHER WITH LEE GREENWOOD PATRIOT AWARDS AT HELPINGAHERO.ORG BANQUET
The Honorable Rick Perry Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award DALLAS, Texas – September 11th may have come and gone, but patriotism was flowing at the Thompson Hotel in Dallas, Texas Monday night as the Helping a Hero Banquet honored many notable names who have...
DEBBY BOONE, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, CRYSTAL GAYLE, LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, THE FRONTMEN OF COUNTRY, JOHN CONLEE, HOME FREE, SAM MOORE & T. GRAHAM BROWN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LEE BRICE, MICHAEL RAY, TIM RUSHLOW, JANIE FRICKE, AND DARRYL WORLEY, AND MORE SET TO PERFORM ON HELPING A HERO TELETHON HOSTED BY LEE GREENWOOD AND PAULA DEEN PREMIERING MONDAY, DECEMBER 27
Telethon Event Set to Raise Awarenessand Funds To Support Wounded Veterans NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As people are in the giving spirit, Grammy award winner LEE GREENWOOD and America’s Southern Cooking Queen PAULA DEEN have teamed up to host...
Lee Greenwood, a Grammy award winner, CMA award winner, ACM award winner and has achieved over twenty top 10 singles, was celebrated on Tuesday night October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for his forty years of hits in the music industry. Stars from multiple genres of music came out to honor America’s well-known patriot Lee Greenwood ranging from non-country hitmakers Gavin DeGraw, Debby Boone, Sam Moore, Michael W. Smith, Scott Stapp (of Creed) to today’s hot country hitmakers Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Dustin Lynch to country legends The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers, Janie Fricke, and more!
Helping a Hero and Bass Pro Shops held a ceremony Friday, September 10th in Nashville, Tennessee to award accessible homes to LCpl Eric Frazier (USMC, Ret.) who lost his legs in Iraq, and SGT Antonio Mullen, USA (Ret.) and their families. Country music icon Lee Greenwood, the National Ambassador of Helping a Hero, Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee, award-winning singer Tony Orlando, along with Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Kelley Paul, wife of Senator Rand Paul and General Rob Givens, USAF (Ret.), Corp. Sue Downes and Shilo Harris celebrated with the deserving veterans and their families.
LEE GREENWOOD AND BRELAND HOMES PARTNER WITH HELPING A HERO TO BUILD HOME FOR SPECIAL VETERAN IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
Today, Lee Greenwood along with Louis and Patti Breland of Breland Homes announced a partnership with Helping a Hero to provide a custom-built home for a wounded warrior in north Alabama as part of the All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood event. Helping a Hero has launched the “Nominate a Hero” program where the community can nominate a wounded veteran for consideration to be selected as a home recipient. Nomination forms can be found on Helping a Hero’s website at helpingahero.org.
Helping a Hero celebrated “The Lee Greenwood Patriot Awards Gala” at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and raised over $500,000. Held on December 2, 2020, funds from the evening will enable Helping a Hero to serve our post-9/11 severely wounded warriors through their Wounded Hero Home Program, emergency needs program, and other support programs. Notable attendees included Bass Pro Founder and CEO Johnny Morris, Kalahari Resorts Founder and CEO Todd Nelson, Woodforest National Bank President Jay Dreibelbis, Latina Voices Co-Host Sofia Adrogue, Stewart Builder’s Mark Stewart, and Herbster Angus Farms CEO Charles Herbster all of which helped make the 2020 Helping a Hero Gala a huge success. Plans are underway to build homes for deserving wounded warriors desperately needing specially adapted homes in Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas, as well as a special project in South Carolina.