Eddie Money Partners with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Eddie Money and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund today announced the beginning of a partnership between the legendary rock star and the not-for-profit organization that supports the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The partnership will feature several components, the first of which is Eddie Money’s new single, “One More Soldier Coming Home.” The song is a tribute to our men and women in uniform who have lost their lives while serving the United States. Beginning May 24th, the song will be available for purchase on www.eddiemoney.com and through all other major digital distributors, with 100% of the proceeds it generates going directly to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Eddie Money, whose hit songs include “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets To Paradise,” and “Baby Hold On,” served as a New York City Police Officer in the late 1960’s before embarking on a career as a musician. Money was thrilled to announce the partnership, saying, “I feel incredibly honored to be working with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that has done so much to support the men and women who serve our country. Many of my fans have sons and daughters who are currently risking their lives while stationed overseas, and I feel like this is my way of thanking them for everything they do.” Money, whose father and brother were also New York City Police Officers, added, “I’ve spent my entire life surrounded by service people, so it’s great that I have an opportunity to give something back.”
“We are honored to have the support of Eddie Money, who has always been a friend to men and women in uniform,” said David Winters, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “Our military and their families continue to need the support and encouragement of the American people both while they are deployed and after they return home. We’re sure Eddie’s involvement will motivate more people to help our veterans.”
The partnership will also include a collaborative t-shirt, which will be sold at Eddie’s concerts, as well as on www.eddiemoney.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt will also be given to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Additional collaborative efforts will be announced in the coming months.
About the Intrepid Fallen Heroes FundThe Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Established in 2000, the Fund has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded service members and veterans. The Fund’s most recent effort was construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence a $60 million, 72,000 square foot facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, which afflicts many thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Center was dedicated on June 24th, 2010. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public and hundreds of thousands of individuals have supported the Fund.