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Children of Fallen Heroes

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Mental Health, Sports, Sports Associations & Training Facilities, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: To provide retreat and education programs for surviving spouses and children of Fire, Police, EMT and Military fallen heroes.

Results: MISSION STATEMENT

To provide retreat and education programs for surviving spouses and children of Fire, Police, EMT and Military fallen heroes.

​ History ​

The Children of Fallen Heroes was founded by Kenneth Wasley to honor the life of his father and the 13 men that lost their lives while serving the US Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights, in a tragic plane crash in Silkhope, North Carolina March 8th, 1973. ​

​​Giving Back

​ Kenneth volunteered his time with adaptive surfing and tandem skydiving programs for combat injured veterans. With a career in marketing and videography he began implementing business and marketing strategies to help other military nonprofits. This resulted in raising over 7.4 million dollars in 2015 for military familes.

Research Overview

Developing life long relationships with many of the adaptive veterans he was able to extensive research about their needs. The heart of a hero is alway about the well being of others before themselves. Research showed that the greatest concern was the well being of their spouses and children if something where to happen to them. Wheels where set in motion and Kenneth began to develop a nonprofit business and marketing plan to support our heroes concerns and needs.

After much reflection and soul searching Kenneth realized his life's purpose by giving back to the community and those that serve to protect our families and children. Setting the plan in motion he established Children of Fallen Heroes an accredited IRS and GuideStar approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit in December of 2015. ​

​The family support network of those serving the Fire, Police, First Responders and Military that are seriously wounded, ill, injured or paid the ultimate sacrafice can be over looked or forgotten. During these times can be stressful and fracture family unity.

Surviving Spouse Concerns

• Hitting a wall of worries, issues, depression and concerns. ​ • How will I manage the household finances? ​ • How do I help the children emotionally during these times? ​ • I need an education for a better paying job to provide for my children. ​ ​

Children Concerns

• Who will look after me? ​ • Will I get sick? ​ • Did I cause my parent to be ill, injured, wouded or death? ​ • I don't feel like I fit in with my friends. ​ ​

How do we address these concerns? ​

Children of Fallen Heroes Retreat & Education programs was created in 2015 for surviving spouses and children of Fire, Police , EMT and Military fallen heroes. The programs helps self-discovery, both in and out of the activities. This is created by the support from other nonprofits, small business, corporations including individuals fundraising efforts. ​

Target demographics: We serve the children and spouses of our Nation's Fire, Police, EMT and Military Departments

Geographic areas served: Laurinburg, North Carolina

Programs: Scholarship, Education and Retreat Programs. Such as Equestrian, Fishing, Grief Camp, Indoor Skydiving, Tandem Skydiving, Yoga and many more programs.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

PinehurstWellness

Donor

Rating: 5

The Children of Fallen Heroes brought great awareness that provides support for our fallen heroes families at the 5th Annual Veterans Parade in Southern Pines, NC. We look forward to providing continues support for surviving spouses and the children of Fire, Police, EMT and Military fallen heroes.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful ,compassionate non-profit that preserves the legacy of our fallen Service members and the sacrifice endured by their families with dignity. This is a very, very special group of people who bring communities together with such joy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful group of volunteers and programs that they offer. We love supporting surviving spouses and children of fallen heroes. We look forward to brining them out to the Dolphin Therapy programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children of Fallen Heroes is a great addition to the horse community. We are excited to have their horse therapy program in the Tryon, NC area.

Horse Therapy Supporters!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We love working with Children of Fallen Heroes. They have helped us by sharing information about marketing for our nonprofit. We are looking forward to taking the children for some great outdoor adventures.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure working with Children of Fallen Heroes because they helped us raise funds for our nonprofit and share our message. We are looking forward to working together and to help support the kids of fallen heroes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kenneth and his Skydiving Angels Parachute Team demos brings a lot of smiles and joy for the whole family at the events. They spend the time with the kids teaching them how to pack the parachutes including photos and autographs. But more importantly giving them encouragement and inspiration.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Kenneth this past year and he has worked hard not only for his charity, but for others as well. We look forward to working with Kenneth and the Children of Fallen Heroes in the future.

God speed Kenneth and thanks for all you do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have known Kenneth since he was a little boy. We are so proud of the man that he has become by helping the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are excited about providing our Motorsports Adventures with Children of Fallen Heroes. They have helped us with providing Crowdrise programs including all the marketing needed to help surviving spouses and children. Let's get ready to race!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We love supporting our local nonprofit! They are doing so many wonderful things including setting up a program for surviving wives at our clinics for hormone therapy and weight loss.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are supporting our local community fallen heroes by hosting a golf invitational at Porter's Neck Plantation Country Club in Wilmington, NC.
We are love supporting their cause.

Topsail Medial

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They came out to help the Lumberton, NC flood victims by volunteering at the shelter. We truly appreciate their help in our community.

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing program. They bring something special to events like no other. Their Skydiving Angels the Official Parachute Team of CFH jumped into our golfing event with a huge US Flag including tandem jumping in guest. Great media coverage sharing the good we do in our community.

Jenn30

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our country often fails to support our fallen heros let alone the grief sticken families that are left behind. CFH supports the healing and support needed for their legacy families.

Teena Alex H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Children of Fallen Heroes is a wonderful organization! It gives children hope and let's them know they are not alone. Providing opportunities and uniting children who have lost a loved one is very reassuring.Just knowing others care goes a long way to a child!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing organization dedicated to helping our future generation!!! What a blessing this truly is! We thank you for all you do!!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kenneth Wasley, founder of CFH works countless hours for the cause of restoring hope and healing to the families of military and civilian servicemen who have been seriously injured or lost their lives in the line of duty. This nonprofit deserves the chance to continue to grow and touch more lives in a positive way.

Troy7

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following the progression of this non-profit since inception, and am extremely impressed with the leadership, the support and events the team has put together so far, as well as their vision for impacting the Children of Fallen Heroes! I'm the son of an Air Force Master Sargeant, father of an active-duty Marine, and doner to the organization! I proudly wear their apparel, and look forward to what they will accomplish in the future!

Angela167

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love everything they do. This is a great nonprofit organization that helps