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Causes: Arts & Culture, Commemorative Events, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: We’re here to support Gold Star family members who have lost a loved one during combat or due to accident or illness during active duty or reserve military service. Our families come from all over Maine and embrace each other with compassion and understanding. By sharing with each other after the death of their beloved, we make life easier for survivors because we understand exactly how they feel today and how they may feel tomorrow. The Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation is one of the only organizations in the State of Maine that financially supports the families of our fallen military heroes. Our support system helps those in need with things that government benefits don’t cover.

Target demographics: Families of our Fallen Military Heroes

Direct beneficiaries per year: (3) college students were given $1,000 college scholarships, we sent a mother & son to TAPS grief camp for children, we sent a Gold Star father to europe to a TAPS retreat, and much more...

Geographic areas served: Maine

Programs: emergency financial assistance & college scholarships

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Sarah356

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Maine Fallen Heros Foundation took over the Run for the Fallen and did a wonderful job. The family walk/run is VERY important to our family. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation is an exceptional nonprofit that is truly dedicated to going above and beyond to support the families of Maine's fallen, and to memorialize and remember our fallen heroes. MFHF works diligently to serve as a model to other states and nonprofits seeking to commemorate fallen heroes in a respectful and beautiful light.
I'm proud to be able to support and volunteer for this nonprofit.

Larry68

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ive attended many events with this organization. The time and effort from everyone involved is just amazing and, i would be honored to participate in any way i can. The love and friendships that come from such events can not be explained in words. It truly comes from the heart and souls of everyone involved , from the runners to the ladies who pass out the shirts and bracelets.The men and women who set up all the posters of our fallen heroes , to the big wigs who set it all up for us , and lets not forget the people who pick up after its all said and done . and they do this all for the love of our fallen heroes and for the family's . so i urge anyone that can contribute in any way weather it be financially, physically , mentally , or spiritually to do so , because it truly is a moving and life changing experience . a very grateful GSD

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a brother who suffered a brain injury while serving in the Army National Guard. I have looked to this organization for support and guidance. I am proud of the good work this organization is doing to support families like mine. The founder and leader of this group works tirelessly to assure that Gold Star Families are first and foremost; and they get the support they need...be it spiritually, physically and/or financially. I am proud to know the leader, volunteers and families that continue to benefit from the fine work of this organization.

1 Don_51

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is all about family. They support the Gold Star families of Maine with a run/walk in memory of their fallen, but also supply scholarships to the children of these families to assist in the continuation of their education.

I became involved first, to honor the 4 fallen from my home town. The emotion of the day, was being able to shake hands, hug, and thank those families who's member has made the ultimate sacrifice. As a Veteran, I felt their pride and there loss.

#MHANF.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the great Honor to be apart of this amazing foundation who gives Hope to Military families who have lost a loved one serving in our military and those we have lost due to PTSD and the Physical and Psychological wounds. I drive over 2 hours every year to be apart of the 5k they put on and it's truly touching. This foundation does an amazing job helping families in need and at putting together the run for the fallen; where Military Families, Veterans and Civilians can join forces by uniting together to honor, remember and give thanks to these fallen Heroes and their families. Giving Hope that people can see can change a life forever. Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation gives Hope and Light during Darkness. Together we can all do Our part toHonor and Remember our fallen Heroes and show our Respect and Support to their families so that they know their loved on is Not Forgotten. See you all in August

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I ran the road race they held last August. From the speeches to the course, volunteers and lovely meal after, I knew I was among people who care. I am beyond grateful to all who serve and it was such an honor to run this race. This WILL be a yearly event my daughter, son-in-law and I do!

1 Arthur14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks for all the hard work that goes into doing this.

1 Alley S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an awesome organization!!! It was a tremendous honor and privilege to run the Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation Road Race. Last year, I ran the 10K. What a great way to honor the service and sacrifice of Maine's heroes and their Families. We will never forget them.

-Alley Smith, Veterans Outreach Director, Maine Team RWB

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a gold start family member, I love this Organization, Myfamily and I look forward every year for the run for the fallen. It is a time to honor and to share memories of our beloved fallen heroes.