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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 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.

​ 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: United States

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

Community Stories

4 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.

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

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.

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!