Cat Country 98.1 (WCTK-FM / Providence) and the community are rallying together to support retired teacher and avid veterans advocate, Paul Monti, who’s home in Raynham, MA, caught fire on Saturday, January 9. Paul’s story of losing his son Jared, who was killed in action in Afghanistan, was the inspiration behind Lee Brice’s #1 country hit “I Drive Your Truck.” In 2011, Monti started a project called “Flags For Vets,” where he and hundreds of volunteers come together every year on Memorial Day to place more than 50,000 flags on the graves of fallen heroes. A fund on youcaring.com has been established to help with the repair costs.
“As soon as we were alerted of Mr. Monti’s house fire, we knew we needed to step in and help,” said Bob Walker, Program Director/VP of Programming for Hall Communications. “We are honored to host this fundraiser for a man who has given so much of himself back to our community.”
Anyone who donates $100 or more on Paul Monti’s fundraiser page by Wednesday, February 3 at Noon will be automatically eligible to win a pair of tickets and Meet & Greet passes to the Lee Brice concert on Saturday, February 6 at The Ryan Center in Kingston, RI.