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TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION TO USE $25,000 DONATION FROM ACM LIFTING LIVES®

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THE 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT, TASK FORCE DAGGER FOUNDATION, WILL USE $25,000 DONATION FROM ACM LIFTING LIVES® TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE TO WOUNDED VETERANS
Pictured from left to right: Brantley Gilbert, Country Artist, Keith David, Managing Director of Task Force Dagger Foundation, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Chuck Yerry, Task Force Dagger Foundation.
Foundation Was Gifted Check Donation at Taping for ACM Presents: Superstar Duets; Special Premieres TONIGHT at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS Television Network
Pictured from left to right: Brantley Gilbert, Country Artist, Keith David, Managing Director of Task Force Dagger Foundation, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Chuck Yerry, Task Force Dagger Foundation

Pictured from left to right: Brantley Gilbert, Country Artist, Keith David, Managing Director of Task Force Dagger Foundation, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Chuck Yerry, Task Force Dagger Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2015) – Tonight, Friday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets two-hour special will bring some of country music’s brightest stars together on-stage for never-before-seen duet performances – the product of a two-day live event taping in Arlington, Texas leading up to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. But what a lot of viewers don’t know, is that ticket proceeds from the live event went to support a great cause: ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music®, and military philanthropies.One of those military institutions was the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Task Force Dagger Foundation, which was presented a $25,000 check donation on stage at the April 18 taping in Arlington, Texas by country music star Brantley Gilbert and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Task Force Dagger Foundation’s managing director, Keith David, (pictured, center) and Chuck Yerry (pictured, right) were on hand to accept the generous donation on the foundation’s behalf.

 

Board members of Task Force Dagger Foundation say they will use the contribution from ACM Lifting Lives® to fuel their primary mission and provide immediate financial assistance to wounded and ill soldiers and their families, as well as the families of fallen soldiers of The United States Army Special Operations Command.“Task Force Dagger Foundation is very judicious in how we disburse our funds and we are working very diligently to ensure that where the money will go is where it is supposed to go: to soldiers and their families,” said Keith David. “We are honored and humbled by this generous gift from ACM Lifting Lives® and we look forward to witnessing improvement in the lives of those brave and heroic soldiers who’ve served our country as a result.”Operating since 2009, Task Force Dagger Foundation assists U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) soldiers and their families when a valid need is identified – either through the unit command, or through the SOCOM Care Coalition – with outreach programs and services classified in areas such as ‘immediate needs,’ ‘SOF Health Awareness,’ and ‘Recreational Therapy Events.’
Hannah Martin, manager of ACM Lifting Lives® said, “”ACM Lifting Lives® is proud to support Task Force Dagger Foundation as one of our military beneficiaries this year. We hope this donation makes a difference in the lives of wounded veterans that receive immediate assistance through the good work of this foundation.”

 

This isn’t the first time Task Force Dagger Foundation has seen support from the country music community. The Journey Home Project, another non-profit organization deeply rooted in the country music industry, with country legend Charlie Daniels as its Chairman of The Board, and Daniels’ long-time manager, David Corlew as its co-founder, has been one of the biggest supporters of the mission of the Task Force Dagger Foundation.

“The Journey Home Project was founded to seek out and assist those veterans organizations that do the most good by matching them with donors,” said Daniels. “The Task Force Dagger Foundation is without a doubt, one of those worthy organizations that truly makes a difference in the lives of veterans.”
Find out more about the Task Force Dagger Foundation and how to get involved by visiting http://www.taskforcedagger.org.

For more information on ACM Lifting Lives®, visit http://www.acmliftinglives.org.

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About Task Force Dagger Foundation
The Task Force Dagger Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the US Army’s Special Operations Command (USASOC). Established July 2009, TFD works hard to fill the gaps in coverage that exist and serve where needed and is dedicated to providing immediate assistance to wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers and their families, and the families of casualties from the United States Army Special Operations Command. Task Force Dagger Foundation provides programs and services in three areas: Immediate Needs, SOF Health Awareness, and Recreational Therapy Events. For more information, visit www.taskforcedagger.org.About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.About The Journey Home Project
The Journey Home Project is a not-for profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by country music legend Charlie Daniels and three friends: David Corlew and Joe & Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the lives of American patriots. For more information, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.
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