This past weekend, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin wrapped up the summer portion of their North American trek. It was a successful outdoor amphitheater run as the co-headliners decided to donate a portion of their ticket sales to two charity organizations. FFDP has donated $95,000 to C.O.P.S – Concerns of Police Survivors, a group whose mission is to help the survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths. Breaking Benjamin has donated $95,000 to Prevent Child Abuse America.
Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory commented:
“We’ve had the privilege to work with veteran and police organizations for years. Today we are making this donation as a token of our respect and gratitude to those who committed to protect and serve, to those who signed up to bravely hold that thin blue line between ‘civilization as we know it’ and ‘lawless savagery and chaos’. Unfortunately, every 58 hours a police officer who believes in something sacrifices everything and dies in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) helps and benefits the families of our fallen heroes in blue.”
Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley expressed:
“We’re honored to be able to utilize the thing we love to do most as a tool to help children in need. Organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America remind us that we are the voice of the voiceless and positive change is possible in otherwise hopeless situations for these kids. We offer our utmost gratitude to every fan who bought a ticket this summer and made a difference. And last but not least, thank you to the selfless people at Prevent Child Abuse America for inspiring greatness and all that you do to make the future brighter for so many.”