|LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dream Center is pleased to announce they are partnering this year with the Justin Turner Foundation, radio station AM 570 LA Sports, and iHeart Radio for their 12th annual Help-A-Hero Radiothon. This on-air fundraiser takes place from noon until 7pm PT on Tuesday, November 12. The goal of this fundraiser is raising awareness and providing financial support for the many local veterans in need throughout Los Angeles and around the country.
“There are many in our midst who have sacrificed years of their lives and put themselves in peril for the comfort and security we enjoy here in America,” said Los Angeles Dream Center co-founder Matthew Barnett. “And many of these same folks are in desperate need of the basic necessities of life we often take for granted. In fact, California is home to the largest population of homeless veterans in America. These men and women courageously fought for our home, where we can freely pursue our dreams. They too should have this opportunity too. We cannot let a single brave soul go unnoticed, and that’s what this radio fundraiser is all about.”
Veterans are often faced with re-acclimating into civilian life without direction. Mental, emotional and physical issues from past service also make life difficult. The ‘Help-a-Hero’ radiothon provides a way for listeners to understand their needs and provide a helping hand. All proceeds will directly benefit the LA Dream Center’s Veterans Program, a structured and safe home for the brave. With a community network, counseling and support, free housing and food, and access to educational and vocational resources, the program provides an opportunity for every veteran to work through core issues and achieve long-term growth and success.
This year’s radiothon will be packed with prizes, celebrity visits, personal testimonies, and heart-gripping stories. Radio listeners are encouraged to tune in for opportunities to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with their donation. Donations can be made online at am570lasports.com, by calling 818-524-2930, or by texting “VETERANS” to 70-70-70. More information about the “Home for the Brave’ Radiothon is available here.