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Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Humanities, Military & Veterans Organizations, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Veterans

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 since WWII. 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 of things that government benefits don’t cover and yes, there are quite a few!

Target demographics: Children & 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, we saved two Gold Star families in last year that would have become homeless, we have set up a Gold Star Kids Trust Fund which is growing rapidly and much more...

Geographic areas served: Maine

Programs: emergency financial assistance , college scholarships & Gold Star Kids Trust Funds. $20,000 in cash to Gold Star Kids once they reach 19 years of age.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Matt S.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These folks do more things in more ways than any similar organization I know.

2 irenemeastman

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been on the Ground Floor with this Non-profit, since the beginning, I can Honestly Say that EVERYTHING is Done with Passion & Commitment from the Heart of a Father in Honor of his Son, and Sharing that Personal Loss with Others who Know his Pain.
As the Aunt of a Fallen Soldier I Appreciate how This Non-profit desires to Create a Common Bond with All other Gold Star Families. A Place to Share, Care, Cry, Heal & Connect.
God Bless the Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation and All who are Impacted by this Non-profit !!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the proud mother of a wounded Soldier, I find this non profit uplifting to not only other Soldiers but families as well. My daughter was proud to carry her fellow soldiers' rock on a run recently for fallen soldiers. We must continue to honor those that have served and lost their lives fighting to secure our freedom as Americans.

3 Michelle376

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation is very supportive of Maine Gold Star Familes, and is very responsive to inquiries.

2 Emma23

Advisor

Rating: 5

Run by a devoted gold star father, this non-profit puts it's heart and hard work into helping the families of our fallen.