Bret Michaels recently performed for the Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series in honor of those who sacrifice so much for their fellow citizens. The performance showcased not only his music, but his ongoing support of the military and 9/11 NY responders. Michaels brought service members and first responders on stage during his performance. And he gave two generous $5,000 donations; one to Operation Homefront, benefiting soldiers with emergency financial situations, and another to The Fealgood Foundation, benefiting those who responded and assisted at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Michaels, whose family includes members who have served in every branch of the military, was recently presented with the Patriot Award for his ongoing support of our country's military. He says that "taking the time to thank and give back to the men and women who serve is important to me. We wouldn't have the freedoms we have without those who have served and continue to serve, often making the ultimate sacrifice."
Operation Homefront's Daniel Hooker, on hand to receive Michaels' donation praised him for his support. "We'd like to thank Bret Michaels and his Life Rocks Foundation for his generous contribution to Operation Homefront. Bret's commitment to supporting the military is well known, and we look forward to working with him in the future to help alleviate the burden of unexpected emergency situations for military families struggling with deployment and injury recovery."
Michaels greeted fans for more than an hour after his Fox & Friends performance, even though he had been up for more than 36 hours due to a performance the day before.
The Fealgood Foundation founder, John Feal, also praised Michaels for his support. "Anyone who is affluent can donate money. But Bret Michaels donated his spirit and his heart to yesterday's heroes. Bret has set the bar high for others to embrace and emulate. And Bret is proof that the true spirit of giving starts by getting involved, not just writing a check. Bret's actions and compassion have humbled me. Words simply cannot simply frame a landscape of this man's dedication to the 9/11 community."