Al Roker talks helping military families on NBC Special Operation Inspiration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Al Roker stopped by 41 Action News to talk about the NBC special Operation Inspiration, which follows three military families and makes some of their dreams come true.

"I really feel the unsung heroes in our country are the military families. They're really the heroes behind our soldiers," Roker said.

The special is a way to honor, thank and support military families. It's a cause Roker is very passionate about.

"For a lot of them, there's sacrifice, both financial, emotional, mental and medical issues. Especially when these soldiers come home, and Operation Homefront helps these families cope to make the transition," Roker said.

All the money raised will go to Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial aid and other help for families of deployed service members and for wounded soldiers during their recovery and transition.
You can donate $5 directly to Operation Homefront by texting the word "INSPIRE" to 27722.

Catch Operation Inspiration on Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. on 41 Action News.

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