Established to honor the 31 Americans killed in action in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, The 31Heroes Project exists to support the families of all fallen military heroes.
Funds raised from the “31 Heroes” WOD are split equally among our partnering organizations: Snowball Express, the Travis Manion Foundation‘s Challenge Grants program, and the memorial funds of each of the men killed in action August 6, 2011. We’re excited about the ways these organizations are honoring the fallen and making a difference in the lives of military families, and we hope you’ll check out the links to their sites to learn more.
Snowball Express has a mission of “creating hope and new memories for the children of our fallen military heroes.” They organize all-expense-paid gatherings for military kids who have lost a parent in action during which the kids are treated like royalty and get the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other kids just like them. We believe the folks at Snowball Express 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 called Challenge Grants. These grants are given to surviving families who 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.