Randy Travis was honored with the Lee Greenwood Award on Monday (Dec. 10), at a concert in Houston as part of the Helping A Hero event. The evening celebrated Christmas and patriotism while aiming to raise money to build homes for wounded warriors.
“Randy Travis has done so much for our troops over the years having done five USO tours and otherwise entertaining and honoring them in a variety of ways,” said Meredith Iler, Chairman Emeritus of Helping A Hero in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to recognize him for his continued efforts and salute his enormous talents.”
In addition to Randy being present for his honor, the night included a performance by Lee Greenwood, Scooter Brown Band, Gavin DeGraw and Tate Stevens. A silent auction was also held during the evening’s concert. SSG Shilo Harris, a retired military veteran, was honored with the Pillar Award.
“As a combat veteran, it means the world to me that Helping A Hero is serving veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom. Tonight was a celebration of decades of music, with various genres represented – we were glad to be a part of it,” Scooter Brown said in a statement.
According to their website, Helping A Hero aims to empower severely wounded veterans returning home from service overseas. The non-profit provides specially adapted homes to reintegrate them into their community through partnerships made with the builders, developers, communities, and the veteran.
“Helping A Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families and provides additional support programs such as marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, recreational activities, emotional support, and financial support,” the website states.