Gary Sinise Extends Christian Kindness
The actor takes more than 1,000 Gold Star Children on a free vacation to Disney World.
Gary Sinise is among the most giving Christian actors in Hollywood, consistently extending the love of Christ to others. One group he has long made the object of his efforts is the U.S. military and their families.
Last week, his charity, the Gary Sinise Foundation, paid for the children who lost a parent serving in the military to take a four-day vacation at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Including surving parents or guardians who went along as well, the group topped 1,750 people and hailed from 87 different cities all over America. Sinise teamed up with American Airlines to get the Gold Star Families to their destination.
In an interview with Orlando TV station WKMG, he said he's gotten to know many of those families, "loves them" and that the trip was an effort to "help them" through a such a difficult experience. Sinise also wants the bereaved children to provide support for each other as they deal with the loss of their parents.
"The important ingredient is that these kids meet each other and they know they’re not alone...they make friendships that last a lifetime."
Sinise's foundation raises approximately $30 million annually, the bulk of which goes to help veterans, first responders, their families and others in need. If you're interested in donating, you can do so via this link.
As for his on-screen work, Sinise is starring in the upcoming faith-based film, I Still Believe, which is a biopic about Chrisitian singer Jeremy Camp. The movie is the latest project from the brother duo of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin and, in addition to Sinise, it stars K.J. Apa, Britt Roberston, country music star Shania Twain, and Christian actor Cameron Arnett. I Still Believe is due to hit theaters nationwide next March.