Monday, January 29, 2007

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund!

What a great thing to help our wounded troops! There really are no good words to write to describe the hurting that our soldiers, and their families suffer. The care that the wounded will need when they return to the United States will last for a long time and will continue to grow as long as there are any soldiers there.

This morning while briefly listening to the "IMUS IN THE MORNING" show he was on location in San Antonio, Texas at the opening of the Center for the Intrepid. It is a new state of the art facility to help with the long recovery for the injured.


"The Center will serve military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Center will also serve military personnel and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties, combat and non-combat related.

The Center encompasses a 60,000 square foot structure, providing ample space and facilities for the rehabilitation needs of the patients and their caregivers. It is constructed on a site sufficient in size to meet the needs of patients and caregivers and will include top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor facilities.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has successfully reached its goal of $40 million for constructing the Center. We thank the over 600,000 who contributed to this effort with gifts large and small."
http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/fallenheroes/about/

The fund has helped many, but the work will have to continue.

From Military.com:

"The Fund provides unrestricted grants to the families of military personnel who have given their lives in the current operations in defense of our country. The gifts, $10,000 to each dependent family and an additional $5,000 per child, are intended to help these families through any immediate or long-term financial difficulties they may face.

This gift is made quietly and without fanfare, to protect the privacy of the families. Our goal is to support them in their time of need, and to ensure that they know that our nation appreciates the sacrifice they have made for us. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is supported entirely by donations. 100% of contributions from the public for this effort go to support military families; no administrative costs are deducted. The Fund's Trustees underwrite all administrative costs."

To Donate to the fund: Intrepid Donations

Another way to help:

"The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury."

To help with the housing visit: The Fisher House™