For over 10 years, Amy has been donating her time and talent to Challenge Aspen (www.challengeaspen.com), an organization that provides recreational, cultural, and competitive experiences for people with disabilities. It has been an organization very close to her heart. Several years ago, Challenge Aspen founder, Houston Cowan, recognized the need for the vast number of returning wounded war veterans to have a program that existed to help meet their needs and provide them a chance to return to a “normal life” in spite of their injuries.
Challenge America (www.challengeamerica.com) 2009, hosted by Amy Grant and Vince Gill will be an evening of entertainment with legendary artists and friends Michael McDonald, Alison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Mac McAnally, and Melinda Doolittle, and will help launch the nationwide Challenge America initiative. The initiative’s mission is to support the development of recreational and occupational programs in willing communities to link new and existing services to better serve injured military and their families.