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Kern County Honor Flight receives donation for over $36,000

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 14:45:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Honor Flight expedition to Washington, D.C. is a massive financial commitment. With nearly 100 veterans making the trip it costs about $150,000 in donations just to send our heroes.

So, your generosity is crucial in making it happen.

Honor Flight Kern County received a $10,000 donation last week from Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy. And they received another big donation Monday.

Honor Flight accepted a check for over $36,000 from talk show host Ralph Bailey for the fundraising effort. The check presentation was at 10 a.m. Monday morning in the parking lot across from the Portrait of a Warrior Gallery on Eye Street.

The next Honor Flight to Washington leaves Bakersfield on October 18.