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Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.

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Causes: Education, Higher Education, Homeless & Housing, Military & Veterans Organizations, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Veterans

Mission: The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund was founded, October 23, 2003 to help support surviving U.S. Military children who have lost a parent in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars by providing them with College Grants. Our College Grant Program has been expanded to include both U.S. Military children and spouses who have either lost a loved one as a result of the Afghanistan or Iraq wars or have a severely disabled parent or spouse who was injured during a deployment to either war. Our second objective is to help the surviving members of these families with financial assistance. Our goal is to award applicants of U.S. Military families that have children under the age of 18, and who are in need of assistance with housing, repairs, utilities, medical expenses, groceries, clothing, school supplies and other expenses deemed necessary in order to provide them with some support and helpalleviate their need.

Results: We have provided assistance to more than 800 children within our military community and hundreds of severely disabled/wounded veterans with our college, financial, morale, health and well-being programs. Our programs are possible only through the gracious giving of others, along with their help we have provided over 4,300,000.00 to our wonderful military families.

Target demographics: US Military veteran families our programs provide emotional, educational, financial, children's enrichment, health & well-being and morale support for families affected by the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts

Direct beneficiaries per year: We have helped over 800 military children and hundreds Gold Star spouses and disabled/wounded veterans

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Awarded educational scholarships and financial assistance grants to surviving family members of fallen soldiers of the gulf, iraq, and afghanistan wars and administered these grant programs as well to severely disabled veterans who served in either of the wars listed above. Helped the surviving dependents of these families with financial assistance during their time of hardship. Their goal is to help these children (18 yrs of age or younger) whom are in need of housing, home repairs, utilities, medical expenses, groceries, clothing, school and sports team equipment and supplies. Also, other expenses deemed necessary during their time of need.

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Becky and CFSRF for all you do for Gold Star Families. We appreciate all of your hard work, love and support. Our family has known Becky and CFSRF since around 2005. They provided our family with financial support shortly after loosing my husband when things were very uncertain along with help for college. It's simple...Becky and CFSRF cares about military families and tries to help them any way that she can.

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7 Lilly B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the work that this organization Children of the Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund has done. They have helped so many veterans and their families when they had no where else to turn. The VA itself takes so long to get any help from. CFSRF has not only financially helps these families but they support them at all hours of the day and night emotionally. The stories that they hear and the tears that they cry along with these families is heart wrenching. CFSRF is an organization that I am very proud to support and be a part of. They are truly a blessing to all troops and their families.

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6

Donor

Rating: 5

What does “support the troops” mean? A thank you? A gift package during the holidays? …Ribbons…? Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.shows the true meaning of “supporting our troops”. We pray for our service men, women, and their families (our heroes), and we lift this organization up in prayer. We thank Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. for their service to our military families. Thank you Becky, God bless you, Monica, and all the others who walk by your side!!!
The Lord can turn a tragedy Into an opportunity To show us that eternity Must never be ignored. —Sper

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6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. I don't have the words for what they have done for me and my family. They go above and beyond the call of duty to help veterans in need.

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6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This letter is hard to put into words; people go about their busy lives seldom stopping to wonder. "Should we have taken out extra life insurance?". Or "what life might be like if all the family they know might one day, just disappear?". We might watch the news for the weather and filter out the world news or the shooting that happen across town. We might even have a cousin, struggling with an issue that we know we should call but we will get around to it, sometime soon, sometime. We haven't forgotten them. We are all just so busy!
I confess I have been so busy at times trying to fill the gaps in life that I once took an entire cruise thinking that one organization sent my young sons and I to meet a dozen other people busily trying to network a new normal for our lives after a tidal wave of trauma had swept my little family out to sea. I wrote a long article of amazement and gratitude for all I had learned on the cruise. I sent it to the wrong organization. I made a few friends on that cruise but 10 years later; there is only one faithful person that has stood by, checked in and consistently stood in the gap. Becky Campbell inquired about scholarship funding when I was going through college and not really making ends meet. She provided scholarships that supported when no one else understood. She sent Mother's Day gifts when my boys were too young to buy them alone. She shared the gift of generosity with others by pairing my boys with other families during the Christmas holidays. When my mother died she knew the right words to put into the card that I held at yet another funeral. When the boys got older and interested in sports she was their sponsor the long distance cheerleader that found the way for them to compete at nationals.
We don't have family we have Becky Campbell and the children of the fallen. Not because a soldier in my family sacrificed for his country and not because there is a charitable organization but because Becky Campbell stood to mind the gap over the long and busy highway we have traveled together. We don't write letters anymore we text we email we call on holidays and when we can't get through the tears and type with our thumbs we use voice command and we talk very slow. Autocorrect does not share the tears or the sniffles and it doesn't mind how long you have to pause to regain your composure. See there really are no words except to say that Becky Campbell and the children of the fallen mind the gap and filled the supporting rafters of our house.
Thank you. Thank you. I have lost family, I have had fellow veterans commit suicide in recent years and Becky’s wisdom and support has granted encouragement and has helped me to reach out to give back and return to the world, to accept the ups and downs of helping other veterans and to take care of myself and find the joy of watching my children grow. I can't say these things about any member of my family. I really respect her ability to focus on what is empathy. She has uplifted my boys in turn in so many ways that they remind me often of all the happy memories Becky has encouraged us to share. We have so many important accomplishments and now we slow down & appreciate this organization. It has meant so much to have Becky in our lives.

Review from Guidestar

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Once upon a time, my family and I were going through what most injured combat veteran go through when getting out of service, is the not be able to get a job, selling everything you own just to be able to feed your family. We were trained by the best in the field, we cherish every waking day in uniform, being around your brothers and sister everyday , made our day. We trained as we fought, we fought as we trained. Military has a way of thinking, to accomplish the mission, we adapted, and over come.
Once your out of the military, the uniform is out too. the brotherhood that was a lived by for the last 12 years out the door. You dont have access to the options once there. the family once had, all taken away because the contract is done. But you see, not for Children of fallen soldier relief fund.
this organization is the definltion of family.They are their even if you own family is not. I am so glad that the foundation was able to assist my family through financial crisis. with the schools turning over to computers, With their genorosity my children are able to do their home work with the foundation's donation. i am in debted to the foundation for many reasons, it sure would of been a lot more difficult of my family and i if we were not intruduced to the foundation thank you for all you do.

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6 Kenny W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I love this foundation, I know all they do is truly for the service of those who gave their lives serving us.
I gave 4 stars because the 5th star represents the MIA's. You are truly a five star organization!

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5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is truly an amazing foundation. I would not be able to attend school right now if it was not for this foundation and the very generous donors.

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5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is truly an organization for the people. They have helped out my friend and her family with the genuine selfless spirit in which one would want to treat the families of our soldiers.

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10 djlex122

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son lost his father in Iraq October 6 2003 when he was four years old. he and i were not married i myself was in the military and moved around alot. The fund treated us like family during the first years of the war single unwed mothers where not treated very kindly by the military THIS organization was the ONLY one who treated my son like a son of a fallen hero. Darian "DJ" was a shy kid really didn't talk much Rebecca Campbell the CEO of the organization would call him and talk to him often the fund even arranged for him to go to a grief camp and meet and bond with children like him he opened up about his dad made friends and the MOST special thing was arranging for him too visit his father's grave in New Jersey and see his grandfather hadn't seen him IN OVER six years and hasn't seen him since the fund blessed us his grandfather who lives in Peru only comes to the United states twice a year for veterans doctors appointments. as a 90% disabled veteran there was NO way i could have made that happen now at 15 he is an honor student outgoing young man with dreams of going to the university of Georgia to become a lawyer.i pray the WONDERFUL Americans of THIS great land will continue to help so these babies can continue to make their fallen heros proud. GOD knows where we would be without this fund our home was robbed they TOOK everything EVEN our food i didn't know what to DO we were sleeping with friends for fear of the robbers coming back. This fund gave us food helped us find shelter suffering from PTSD, lung problems, and anemic I myself was fading this fund saved our lives. GOD bless the ones who give and those who want to give but can't FREEDOM ISN'T FREE IT COMES WITH A PRICE 2LT RICHARD TORRES PAID THAT PRICE! !!

Review from Guidestar

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

During our hardest moments we were so blessed to be helped by Children of fallen soldiers. They helped us save our house.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was almost KIA in Iraq, and needed a brain surgery upon returning home from deployment. I was eventually put through the Wounded Warrior program which still left me stuck in the famous VA backlog..During the VA backlog the winter here in Oregon got cold leaving my family without the available funds to pay for firewood. The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief not only helped my family get through the winter with firewood, but they made sure that we got plenty of wood and in a timely fashion. They were such a lifesaver in this wounded veterans time of need..From the bottom of out hearts they are just amazing thank you Children of the Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund..

Spc Ian Gray Retired(Medically)

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5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was KIA in 2004. If it weren't for CFSRF my son would not have had a Christmas after his death. This organization has gone above and beyond in helping me and my son. When I was laid off work a few years back they came through and paid my bills and helped prevent me from being evicted and my lights turned off. Ms. Campbell is one of the most generous, giving persons I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Without this organization, I am unsure where I would be right now.

There are few organizations that I can say help out as much as the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund does. They have impacted my life in ways that are inexpressible through words. I owe them so much.

Danielle K.

Review from Guidestar

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is not enough space in here to express my gratitude for Children of Fallen soldier's. There honestly is no other foundation that goes above and beyond what Ms. Campbell and her organization does. They help on a very personal level. You aren't just an applicant, you become family to this foundation. I pray that people can donate to them, they could really use it. They stand by their mission with love, compassion and understanding the needs of the families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have never seen a more giving Charity go above and beyond for the families. They not only do what they say in their mission, but do more actually. We could have never survived through our hardships with out Children of Fallen soldiers and will always be eternally grateful for everything they have done for us.

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6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children of Fallen Soldiers it is a great organization, the board members are truly dedicated to our children. I am very proud of the organization for their hard-work. dedication and love they have shown to me and my children.
My Son Andrew received financial aid to pay off his music production degree. He had received VA assistence but Children of Fallen Soldiers stepped up without hessitation to pay off the remainder portion of his tuition. Last November I was given the opportunity to spend time with members of the organization, I witnessed their true dedication and hard work to continue to help so many more people. As a parent I am very greateful for the tremendous help(gift) that was given to our family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you will always be in our hearts.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with this organization. They are always coming up with new ideas to try and raise more money and awareness for our veterans and their families. Their generosity knows no bounds. These people work day in and day out to help those in need. Absolutely wonderful people and organization.

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6

Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization. Has done a lot of good for veterans and their families. They helped me when I needed it. They worked quickly and diligently to get me the help I needed, without making me feel worse about asking for help. They will always be recommended by me.

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