Grammy award-winning musician Richie Sambora, along with Fender Executive Del and his wife Bettina Breckenfeld, will be recognized at the 12th Annual Golden Heart Awards for their compassion and involvement in services and programs offered on behalf of L.A.’s Skid Row population.
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2012– Grammy award-winning musician Richie Sambora will be honored at the 12th Annual Golden Heart Awards on May 7th along with Del and Bettina Breckenfeld for their philanthropic work with The Midnight Mission, a human services agency offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery and transitional programs for homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles. The Golden Heart Awards will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will begin with a 6:00 pm reception, followed by dinner, the awards and entertainment.
"I have a profound respect for the Midnight Mission,” says Sambora. “I'm inspired by the work they do day in and day out. I'm proud to be affiliated with such a solution-minded outreach program. For the betterment of our community, I gladly contribute whenever I'm able to lend my support to the cause in any way I can. To have the Midnight Mission recognize me with this award is humbling and an incredible honor."
Celebrity presenters include Dick Van Dyke and Debi Mazar, with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. who will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
“The Midnight Mission is thrilled to be honoring Richie and Del and Bettina with our prestigious Golden Heart Award,” said Larry Adamson, President and CEO of The Midnight Mission. “These individuals have generously supported us in serving those less fortunate and without a home with empathy and respect. We thank them for their allegiance and whole-hearted dedication to improving the lives of others.”
About The Midnight Mission
Established in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Our emergency services, 12-step recovery program, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. We remove obstacles and provide the accountability and structure that the people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities. Our conviction and commitment to their success define us. The Midnight Mission is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation and operates largely through private funding. www.midnightmission.org