Honor the thirty-one. Support the thousands. This is what our new mission comes down too. Last year we stood over 10,000 strong to honor and support the families of the men killed in action on August 6th. We now realize that the best way we can continue to honor their sacrifice is to support the thousands of families that are in that same position of losing a loved one in the name of our country. We have been working hard the past few months to really research organizations that share our mission, act as responsible organizations, and have a great impact on surviving families of our military heroes. We are so proud to announce that in addition to supporting the families, the funds raised in 2012 will be going to two amazing organizations, Snowball Express and the Travis Manion Foundation.
Snowball Express has a mission of “creating hope and new memories for the children of our fallen military heroes”. They do this through all-expense-paid gatherings for children, where these kids are treated like royalty and get the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other kids just like them. We believe they are making a huge difference in the lives of so many of our heroes children. The Travis Manion Foundation has a mission of “assisting our nation’s veterans and families of Fallen Heroes”.
Funds given to the Travis Manion Foundation will be going to a very cool program they do, Challenge Grants. These grants are given to surviving families that will complete a project of their choice to keep the memory of their loved one alive (think service projects, education, physical challenges, etc). These grants are a beautiful way to bring families together to honor and remember their loved one and keep their memory alive for many years to come.
To find out more about these two organizations check out their websites. We hope you will be as excited as we are about these partnerships! With so many great organizations out there, honoring our fallen military, it was hard to select just two, but we truly believe these organizations are doing amazing things and The 31Heroes Project can’t wait to be a part of it!