Country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan surprised executives from Operation Finally Home on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night during its special Salute The Troops show, presenting a check for $100,000 to support the organization’s critical work to provide mortgage-free homes and home modifications to wounded, ill and injured military veterans, first responders, and their families in honor of their service and sacrifice to our country and community. The donation, which includes his entire $70,000 won on CBS’s Beyond The Edge in addition to a $30,000 donation from Monster Energy Cares, will help fill the funding gap to provide a new mortgage-free home to a deserving family. Watch the moving moment HERE.
“We are excited to accept this donation, which will allow us to further our mission of honoring veterans, first responders and their families with homes and home modifications,” shared Dan Wallrath, Founder, Operation Finally Home. “Craig is an amazing ambassador for Operation Finally Home with a deep desire to honor and care for America’s heroes, and we are blessed by his generosity.”
Additional donations can be made to Operation Finally Home at OperationFinallyHome.org.
Craig will also honor our military this weekend, performing during the National Memorial Day Concert, airing Sunday, May 29 on PBS – find local listings HERE. This fall, he’ll release his highly-anticipated personal memoir — God, Family, Country — arriving September 27 in partnership with Blackstone Publishing and available for pre-order HERE. He’ll also embark on his headlining Operation Finally Home Welcomes “God, Family, Country Tour 2022,” with special guest Ray Fulcher, kicking off October 19 in Green Bay, WI and closing with a very special Veterans Day Show on November 11 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Visit craigmorgan.com to find tickets and more.
About Craig Morgan: A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Soldier,” “Wake Up Loving You,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.”
Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a member of the U.S. Field Artillery Hall of Fame and recipient of the USO Merit Award. In 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.
This year, Craig put his survival skills learned in the military to work in the new TV series, “Beyond The Edge” (CBS/Paramount+). Nine celebrities lived in the dangerous jungles of Panama, where they faced off in epic adventures and endured the most brutal conditions to raise money for their chosen charities. Craig competed for Operation Finally Home, which provides mortgage-free homes and home modifications to wounded, ill and injured military veterans, first responders, and their families in honor of their service and sacrifice to our country and community.
This fall, Craig will release his gripping new memoir — God, Family, Country — in partnership with Blackstone Publishing. He details all aspects from his inspiring life, revealing never-before-heard stories including how he worked alongside the CIA as a soldier in Panama, fought sex traffickers as an undercover agent in Thailand, forged his own path to country music stardom, and lives his life by the deepest values: God, family, country.
In October, he’ll launch his headlining Operation Finally Home Welcomes “God, Family, Country Tour 2022” with Craig Morgan this fall, including a very special Veterans Day Show on November 11 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
About Operation Finally Home: Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation Finally Home is a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to build hope by providing custom-built, mortgage-free homes, transitional housing and home modifications to veterans, first responders and their families. Established in 2005, the organization has completed or is in planning on more than 380 home projects in more than 32 states. Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors and volunteers to help these heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a safe place to call home. For more information about Operation Finally Home, visit OperationFinallyHome.org, follow @OpFinallyHome on Twitter and find us on Facebook.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/05/craig-morgan-surprises-operation-finally-home-with-100000-to-support-wounded-veterans-and-first-responders/Charity EventPress ReleaseCraig Morgan,facebook,Monster Energy Cares,Operation Finally Home