Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Give-a-Thon Raises Over $1.5 Million to Send Military Heroes Home for the Holidays
760 AM (KGB-AM), Armstrong & Getty, News Radio 600 KOGO, and CBS 8 KFMB-TV
Led the Effort to Reunite Injured Service Members with their Families During the Holiday Season
The Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Give-a-Thon took place on November 20 and raised over $1.5 million to reunite injured military service members with their families for the holidays. This annual fundraiser was proudly presented by media partners 760 AM (KGB-AM), Armstrong & Getty, News Radio 600 KOGO, and CBS 8 KFMB-TV. The Give-a-Thon raised the largest amount in its history to specifically serve injured warriors faced with the challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and the transition from military service to civilian life.
“The generosity of our incredible media partners and donors has once again enabled us to make warrior wishes come true this holiday season,” said Sandy Lehmkuhler, CEO and Founder, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. “This year’s Give-a-Thon brought in our highest total ever, and it’s all thanks to the dedication and philanthropic spirit of 760 AM, Armstrong & Getty, News Radio 600 KOGO, and CBS 8 KFMB-TV. They told the stories of our military men and women like no one else could, rallying the communities they serve to come together and make an incredible difference for our troops. We are forever grateful.”
“We are honored at 760 AM, News Radio 600 KOGO and our entire iHeart Media San Diego team to have participated in our first Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Give-A-Thon which supports our deserving military men and women,” said Melissa Forrest, President & Market Manager, iHeart San Diego. “It is amazing to think we broke the fundraising record in a pandemic year. This is a true testament to our San Diego listeners and the power and reach of Armstrong & Getty and our TV partner CBS 8. Thank you to everyone who made this Give-a-Thon a huge success!”
“The generosity and patriotism of our A&G listeners shouldn’t amaze us anymore, but they do, especially during this challenging time,” said Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty. “We’re humbled to be able to do something to assist the warriors who’ve helped ensure our liberty.”
“Thank you San Diego for your generosity to help our injured warriors during the 2020 Give-a-Thon,” said Alberto Mier y Terán, President and General Manager, KFMB Stations. “CBS 8 is proud to continue to participate with Warrior Foundation Freedom Station on this much-needed fundraiser.”
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station also assists injured warriors year-round with flight crisis situations. This includes flying out-of-town family members to their warriors’ bedsides during the recovery and rehabilitation process to relieve the financial burden on military families.
Service members who are receiving a flight home for the holidays will be approved in advance by their area military commands and healthcare providers to travel. For warriors who cannot travel for any reason, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station will fly a family member in for the holidays.
About Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
Founded in 2004, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a leading force in assisting, honoring, and supporting the military men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country. We are committed to providing injured warriors with quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery. Our Freedom Station transitional housing residence has been a particularly groundbreaking program, providing a place for warriors to heal and make the critical transition from military service to civilian life.
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a San Diego-based nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and has been designated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating. For more information, visit www.warriorfoundation.org.