Kiss and Motley Crue, currently traveling across North America on a joint tour, have donated a whopping $250,000 to the National Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative. The hard-rocking bands announced the generous offering in Bristow, Virginia, on July 19 at a special Kiss concert held the night before the kickoff of the trek, dubbed simply The Tour.
All the members of Kiss and Motley Crue took the stage together at the show to sign the plus-size quarter-million-dollar check for the program, which helps find employment for veterans and the spouses of U.S. military personnel. As previously reported, the concert was a free, private event for troops, veterans and their family members.
During the presentation, Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley declared, "A free country's greatest national treasure are the people that make that country free. You are heroes! None of us could enjoy the freedom we have without the sacrifices that you people make for us."
Added Motley Crue's Vince Neil, "I just wanna say how honored we are to be here with you guys, because the service that you do, we live with it every single day, and God bless you."
Video footage of the check-signing festivities has been posted online.
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