The Hill Air Force Base Housing Fund received $10,000 from Have a Heart, the North Wasatch Association of Realtors' (NWAOR) charitable organization. The money was raised at the "Sounds of Freedom" family event at Layton Commons Park on June 2.
The event featured a car show, an F-16 flyover and speeches by Colonel Scott Long, commander of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, and Layton Mayor Steve Curtis. The donations came via product and service-booth fees and raffles. The HAFB Housing Fund is used to fulfill various needs of military and veteran families who move in and out of northern Utah, such as helping to cover the cost of housing needs and emergencies.
"Our goal with the 'Sounds of Freedom' event was to rally the community around our military to show them our appreciation for the sacrifices they make," LT Weese, NWAOR public relations committee chair, said in a news release. "Oftentimes, people assume military families don't need help and that they're being cared for. However, many need help just like everyone else, perhaps sometimes more."
Have a Heart has been NWAOR's charitable organization since 1998.