Elementary & Secondary Schools,
Sports Associations & Training Facilities,
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Mission: To provide support and immediate needs for 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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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: United States
Programs: Scholarship, Education and Retreat Programs. Such as Equestrian, Fishing, Grief Camp, Indoor Skydiving, Tandem Skydiving, Yoga and many more programs.