The new year provides an opportunity for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to reflect on the success of the past year and the growth of the year to come. As the foundation rapidly expands, Fallen Patriots has announced they are relocating their headquarters to Reston, Virginia, located 20 minutes west of Washington, DC. The new location will provide more strategic opportunities to better locate and serve the 20,000 Gold Star children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Fallen Patriots will maintain a presence in Jacksonville, Florida, but will officially move into their new headquarters March 1, 2016.
The success of Fallen Patriots can be told by countless Gold Star students, but the need for financial support continues to grow. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with sixty percent of surviving spouses making less than $50,000 per year. Fallen Patriots works to find each and every one of these surviving families with the intent to give them the future they deserve. With each scholar, Fallen Patriots strives to provide the education their fallen patriot would have wanted for them.
Sarah Greene, for instance, lost her husband, Marine Corps pilot David Greene, when he was shot and killed during a helicopter mission in Iraq. She immediately felt the weight of responsibility to secure a successful future for their 10-year-old daughter Jena and eight-year-old son Wesley. “In the midst of all the shock and disbelief of losing David, my biggest concern was how I would take care of our children and their futures alone,” explained Greene. “I started worrying literally within days of his death.”
As the New Year begins, Fallen Patriots is asking their followers to Resolve to Involve themselves in their mission by simply:
• Spreading awareness by following Fallen Patriots on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: Share their posts with your friends!
• Become a monthly donor: Just $10 a month can change the future for a Fallen Patriots scholar.
• Sponsor a fundraiser or host an event: Choose Fallen Patriots as your charity of choice for your next local event!
“When people ask me what kind of year 2016 will be for Fallen Patriots, I smile broadly and say with conviction, a great one,” explained Kendra E. Davenport, Fallen Patriots President. It is Fallen Patriots’ sincere hope that their mission will continue to be shared with such success. Every donation helps bridge the gap in the cost of college education for military children. Fallen Patriots invites others to be a part of celebrating the new year with a new tradition of generosity.
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Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $10 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance.
Help today by visiting fallenpatriots.org.
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