Monday, January 6, 2014

Eastern Kentucky Teen raises $90,000 for Wounded Warriors



A sophomore at Johnson Central High School and member of the Kentucky Junior Opry Pros, is using her musical talent to raise thousands of dollars to help wounded warriors.

At only 15-years-old, Maranda Finney, set a big goal to help our nations wounded warriors.

She got the idea while watching a story about the Independence Fund providing all terrain track chairs for soldiers injured in the line of duty.

Through the sales of her album titled "How Great Thou Art", Finney met her goal and on December 21st, she made a special presentation at the Mountain Arts Center.

With retired Navy Chief, Tom Vallandingham from Cynthiana, who is now a quadriplegic in attendance at the Junior Pros final Christmas performance....Finney presented $90,000 dollars to the Independence Fund.

Each chair is custom made to the veteran, they will each receive their chair within 90 days.


Finney says this project is made possible by various donors and sponsors and she is currently working to raise money for wounded warriors in several other states.