Charlie Daniels Forms Partnership to Help Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charlie Daniels Forms Partnership to Help Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Journey Home Project, a nonprofit that supports veterans in their return, rehabilitation and reintegration back into civilian life, has partnered with Code of Vets, a nonprofit that uses social media to raise awareness and funds for veterans in distress.

Charlie Daniels, who is the chairman of The Journey Home Project, announced that the goal of the partnership is to aid veterans who are suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“[Founder] Gretchen Smith and the folks at Code of Vets cover the guys below the radar, the ones with immediate needs and no place to turn, with a rapid deployment type response to veterans in desperate circumstances,” says Charlie. “These are the same veterans who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. Our nation is pretty distracted by the coronavirus pandemic we’re all dealing with, but the need in the veterans world goes on, and the urgent need for funds is truly critical. I would ask you to join The Journey Home Project in supporting Code of Vets in providing for the needs of our most worthy citizens.”

Donations can be made at codeofvets.com.

In pre-COVID-19 times, Code of Vets assisted veterans with mental health crisis, unemployment, housing and transportation, among others, but they are encountering new obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pressing issues for vets include:

  • Unable to pay bills due to layoffs
  • Spike in food assistance requests
  • Unable to afford basic needs such as: water, electricity, gas
  • Increase in veteran suicides
  • Unable to afford room or board due to job loss
  • No access to rent, mortgage, car payment relief or deferred payment programs
  • Unable to reach the VA (by phone/in-person) for necessary mental health appointments

photo by NCD

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson