Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin are using a portion of their earnings from their summer tour to give back. Five Finger Death Punch donated $95,000 to C.O.P.S. – Concerns of Police Survivors and Breaking Benjamin gave $95,000 to Prevent Child Abuse America.
“We’ve had the privilege to work with veteran and police organizations for years,” Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory said in a statement. “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.”
“We’re honored to be able to utilize the thing we love to do most as a tool to help children in need,” stated Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley. “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.”
C.O.P.S. – Concerns of Police Survivors is a non-profit organization that offers support and helps rebuild the lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths. Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972, “works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur in order to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities.”
Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin will team up for another co-headlining tour run. Shows kick off November 6 in Wichita, KS and wraps up December 11 in Portland, ME. Bad Wolves and In Flames will appear on select dates, while From Ashes to New will open for the full run. Find all the dates here.