Charlie Daniels is a longtime, vocal supporter of our military men and women. He works closely with the Journey Home Project, an organization that coordinates with other nonprofits to raise funds for causes benefiting veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Daniels was recently named Chairman of the Board for the organization.
“The Journey Home Project was born out of a need and helps create awareness, reaching out to people who might not come into contact with soldiers on a daily basis, but who care; we know that America is full of people who want to help, but they’re not sure how,” Journey Home Project board member Joe Longever said. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much, they are proud that they have served their country and honored that someone would think of them. We can’t forget this sacrifice. If we all do a little bit, it all adds up to a lot.”
Daniels and David Corlew, co-founder of Journey Home Project, started the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes Fund as part of the Yellow Ribbon Education Program to raise money to allow our military heroes to receive a quality education.
“Between Charlie and me, we have traveled abroad to so many military bases to show support for our troops and it means so much to us personally,” Corlew said. “Every time we do events or put fundraisers together, people want to know where the money is going and how we can help their situation. With the Journey Home Project, we can now make the decisions on where the money will go and how it can best help those in need.”
Daniels has hosted an annual fundraising dinner at the Palm in Nashville since 2009, with the proceeds going to military charities. The next event is scheduled for September 9.