Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3)

aka Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3)   |   Southern Pines, NC   |  http://www.cfheroes.org

Mission

We provide immediate needs and support for surviving spouses and children of First Responders and Military fallen heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Notes from the nonprofit

We do our best to provide charitable acts of kindness with a spiritual mindset and purpose in life. For all the heroes that sacrifice for our families it is our duty to give back to them, because we believe the children our our future.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Kenneth Wasley

Main address

139 Brucewood Rd 139 Brucewood Rd

Southern Pines, NC 28387 USA

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EIN

81-0800340

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Our programs

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Equestrian Program

CFH Equestrian Retreat and Education Program activities are designated with a specific grief task. Understanding that grief is a developmental process, not a one-time event, and that family members will continue to grieve and move through the tasks as they grow and learn. CFH provides a life changing step along their journey.

Population(s) Served

CFH Fishing Retreat and Education Program activities are designated with a specific grief task. Understanding that grief is a developmental process, not a one-time event, and that family members will continue to grieve and move through the tasks as they grow and learn. CFH provides a life changing step along their journey.

Population(s) Served

By spending time together, family members begin to understand they are not alone in their grief. This ‘normalizing’ of their grief experience is especially important to children and teens. The acceptance of all feelings at our programs builds a new community of understanding and companionship.

Population(s) Served

CFH delivers programs using indoor skydiving therapy as a way for children and spouses to experience adventure. The program challenges participants in a way that helps them discover that they can do more than they thought possible. This is done through individuals and teamwork to discover their strength of character and an aptitude for leadership.

By spending time together, family members begin to understand they are not alone in their grief. This ‘normalizing’ of their grief experience is especially important to children and teens. The acceptance of all feelings at our programs builds a new community of understanding and companionship.

Population(s) Served

CFH Tandem Skydiving and Education program that serves the spouses and children of qualified heroes*, the camps help self-discovery, both in and out of the activities.

CFH delivers programs using tandem skydiving therapy as a way for children and spouses to experience adventure. The program challenges participants in a way that helps them discover that they can do more than they thought possible. This is done through individuals and teamwork to discover their strength of character and an aptitude for leadership.

By spending time together, family members begin to understand they are not alone in their grief. This ‘normalizing’ of their grief experience is especially important to children and teens. The acceptance of all feelings at our programs builds a new community of understanding and companionship.

Population(s) Served

CFH delivers programs using Understanding Survivors of Suicide Loss Therapy as a way for children and spouses to experience adventure. The program challenges participants in a way that helps them discover that they can do more than they thought possible. This is done through individuals and teamwork to discover their strength of character and an aptitude for leadership.

Population(s) Served

CFH delivers programs using yoga therapy as a way for children and spouses to experience adventure. The program challenges participants in a way that helps them discover that they can do more than they thought possible. This is done through individuals and teamwork to discover their strength of character and an aptitude for leadership.

Population(s) Served

Wall of Heroes In Memory of Scholarships

Children of Fallen Heroes is proud to offer scholarships and educational counseling assistance to our scholars in honor of our Wall of Heroes, however, we understand that the needs are sometimes greater than what we might be able to provide. We have a list of resources that you or your family may benefit from.

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Our results

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Number of people accessing aids or adaptations as a percentage of the number of people receiving a service from the Occupational Therapy service

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We provide immediate needs and support for

surviving spouse(s) and the child(ren) of fallen heroes.

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About Us

Children of Fallen Heroes, a not for profit organization, was founded in 2015 to provide awareness, support and immediate needs for surviving spouses and child(ren) whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a First Responder or Military service member in the United States.

Voted Top Rated Great Nonprofit of the Year 2017 and 2016

​What We Do

​Children of Fallen Heroes provides support through these 5 core programs:

• Sponsor programs that help discover wellness so they can find the most healthy version of

themselves. ​


• Veteran and Community programs to assist in the recovery by providing support, encouragement and mentorship.


• Scholarships for surviving spouses and child(ren) of fallen heroes.


• Events that create awareness and help raise funds to support our mission.​

Through our nonprofit efforts, we are highlighting outstanding American citizens, communities, and businesses that are supporting the families of our nation's Fire, Police, First Responder and Military service men and women. We are asking Americans to get involved in any way they can.

• Fundraising Events

• Skydiving Angels Parachute Demonstrations

• Online community and corporation fundraising social media platforms

• Media, Print and Online Platforms

We are capable of achieving our goals and adapting to the changes that are needed to make this nonprofit a success.

Our team has worked with adaptive surfing and tandem skydiving programs for combat injured veterans and their families. This resulted in raising over 7.4 million dollars for other nonprofits in 2015 for military families.

Our advisors included:

• Doug Stanley
CEO/EP Ridgeline Entertainment LLC; Eight Time Primetime Emmy Nominee, Two-time Primetime Emmy Winner, "Deadliest Catch"

• Cheryl Stearns
She is an aviator and the most successful competitive skydiver in the world. Here accomplishments include:
United States Parachute Association Museum's Hall of Fame Inductee.​ (2010) A total of 30 world records in parachuting. At one time held four different world records simultaneously: a feat no other parachutist, man or woman, has matched. Retired from the US Army Reserves as Master Sergeant.

• Greg Windmiller
Since 1996, Windmiller has been teaching skydiving and coaching canopy control. He developed his unique teaching style and techniques and began coaching professionally in 2007 as a weekend side job. He has worked with numerous Special Operations Units while assigned to the Golden Knights as part of his duties to give back to the war fighters and increase operational success. Greg Windmiller retired in 2016 with 26 years of distinguished service to our country.

• Michael Elliot
Army Veteran has served his country 26 years. He enlisted into the Army in 1986 and has served in Germany; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Benning, GA; and Fort Bragg, NC. He has two Combat Tours in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Shield Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Mike has actually held the life of one of the most important men the United States in his hands on three occasions; Former president George H. W Bush has done three tandem parachute jumps with Mike one celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Presidential Library, second time celebrating his 85th Birthday and again on his 90th Birthday.

We have accomplished developing great relationships with the Fire, Police, EMT and Military Departments. Including an outpouring of support for our cause.

In less than a year we have a robust website with information and a team of world class advisors. Building the foundation has been the key and our focus was on developing successful programs starting in 2017.

2017 our Skydiving Angels have performed for events that had an outreach over over 1 million views.

Tandem skydiving the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient & Korean War POW SSG(Ret.) Hiroshi Miyamura aka Hershey.

Hosted and event for the Festival D'Avion for the 100th Anniversary of Fort Bragg, NC presented by Pinehurst Resort and Golf Club, NC.

Our goal is to build a retreat in Moore County, NC. See our website for more information.

Financials

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Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3)

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

LuAnne Murphy

Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3)

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Kenneth Wasley

Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3)

Term: 2016 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes