3 Celebrities Are Following Their Passions For Helping Others
Sometimes celebrities get a bad rap for being self-centered, but not these celebrities! These 3 celebrities are following their passions outside of the music, television, and film industries, and as a result, they're helping others!
Charlie Daniels was 5 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He didn't realize it at the time, but he now understands that "there's only two things to protect America: the grace of God and the United States Military. So, I grew up with a great respect, admiration, and a great amount of gratitude for the military." Following his passion, Charlie Daniels created The Journey Home Project.
The Journey Home Project helps men and women, who have just come off the battlefields, transition back into civilian life. Started in 2014, it is an organization dedicated to the welfare and care of our veterans through rehabilitation, reintegration, education, and employment.
For actress, director, businesswoman, and mother, Melissa Joan Hart, one of her passions is Operation Shower. Founded in 2007, Operation Shower is based on the idea that expecting wives of deployed military members, who are home alone, need the love and support of others while their partners are away.
Gary Sinise has a long history of giving back to the men and women who defend our country through working with the USO. He has participated in many tours with the organization, visiting troops and boosting the morale of our service men and women.
"It means a lot to them that someone would jump on a plane and come out to see them," Gary said. "Showing them our commitment is important."
We hope you enjoyed these stories as much as we did! Know of any other celebrities doing good? We'd love to hear about it!
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