Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV), a national nonprofit, is partnering with Operation Support Our Troops – America (OSOT-America) for the 10th annual Rockin’ for Our Troops event.
The concert will take place Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. Emmy Award winning actor Gary Sinise will headline the event along with his band, The Lt. Dan Band. Rockin’ for Our Troops will also feature musical acts by Maggie Speaks, The Voices and Chicago Blues All-Stars. More than 11,000 people are expected at this daylong event.
OSOT-America’s mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. HHV’s mission is to provide art-based craft projects, free of charge, to active duty military personnel and veterans as a means of therapeutic recovery and renewal.
“We are excited and proud to partner with OSOT-America, an organization that, like HHV, is dedicated to helping to improve the lives of those that give so much to our nation – our veterans,” said John M. Meagher, Judge (Retired), Chairman of the HHV Board of Directors.
Since its launch, the one-day concert has raised more than $2.5 million for OSOT-America. Funds raised from the event will help OSOT-America ship comfort items to the troops, provide grief support for families of the fallen, offer intervention to veterans in crisis and fund traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder care.
For more information about Rockin’ for Our Troops visit RockinForTheTroops.org. For more on OSOT-America go to OSOTAmerica.org. For more on Help Hospitalized Veterans’ extensive arts and crafts program, visit HHV.org or call 888-567-VETS (8387).