On Thursday, November 11, New Country 93.1, in partnership with FreeStar Financial Credit Union, held Broadway‘s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon, generating emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing.
During the four-hour broadcast, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8:00 a.m. hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided a match hour incentive to double donations up to $900, bringing the funds raised to a total of $8,000.
“Today, we shared many stories from veterans about their time served, and their feelings about homeless veterans,” said Broadway. “Their inspirational tales inspired our listeners to open their wallets and give a hand up to our deserving heroes! Detroit has the most generous listeners I have ever experienced in my 20+ years in radio.”
“Veterans Matter has helped to house over 5,000 veterans nationwide, and thanks to Cumulus Media and the Honor-Thon that is currently going on – we are that much closer to housing a thousand more!” said Veterans Matter Executive Director Shawn A. Clark. “We can’t thank all of you enough for making sure that our brothers and sisters have a safe place to call home this winter!”
If you didn’t get a chance to contribute during the Honor-Thon, there are still ways you can help! Help us lift up these heroes from the streets and into a home of their own. See below to find out how you can donate to Veterans Matter and help local veterans move into permanent housing.
They fought for us, now we fight for them!
ABOUT THE CHARITY:
Veterans Matter is a program of 1Matters.org, a Toledo-based non-profit 501c3 sparked and supported by singer John Mellencamp.
The organization works directly with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to identify veterans in need and move them from the streets to permanent housing. Veterans Matter has a 100% success rate housing homeless vets in long term housing, and a 91% success rate keeping them housed.
Learn more, and discover more ways to help, by visiting VeteransMatter.org.