Human Services

Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.

  • Temple Hills, MD
  • www.cfsrf.org

Mission Statement

The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund was founded, October 23, 2003 to help support surviving U.S. Military children who have lost a parent in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars by providing them with College Grants. Our College Grant Program has been expanded to include both U.S. Military children and spouses who have either lost a loved one as a result of the Afghanistan or Iraq wars or have a severely disabled parent or spouse who was injured during a deployment to either war. Our second objective is to help the surviving and severely disabled members of these families with financial assistance. Our goal is to award applicants of U.S. Military families that have children under the age of 18, and who are in need of assistance with housing, repairs, utilities, medical expenses, groceries, clothing, school supplies and other expenses deemed necessary in order to provide them with some support and help alleviate their need. We realize the hardships placed on our wounded are not only financial, but the daily emotions, stresses and continual care can place an added burden on their spouses, parents, children and any individual in a caregiver position. Our Salute to Military Service is our way of thanking our brave heroes and their families by providing them with a weekend of fun, relaxation and quality time away from the hospital atmosphere. We have included morale, health and mental well-being events such as our Salute to Military Service held annually in Texas and Colorado and sponsorship of the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines Annual Battle of Fallujah Reunion.

Main Programs

  1. College Scholarship Program
  2. Financial Assistance
  3. Adopt a Family
  4. Morale, Health & Mental Well-Being Program
Service Areas

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International

The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. provides emotional, educational and financial support to surviving and severely disabled US military service members and their dependents affected by the First Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Survivors whose parent or spouse died in a non-hostile manner that served in either war(s) may apply for college scholarships as well.

ruling year

2006

CEO since 2003

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Rebecca E Campbell

Executive Director since 2010

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Mrs. Monica J Jones

Keywords

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veterans,soldiers,marines,navy,army,air force,national guard,military,college,children of fallen service members, disabled veterans,casualties,college,education,housing,food,children of fallen soldier

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Also Known As

CFSRF

EIN

20-4526203

 Number

7672016058

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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What happens when our military families yellow ribbons come down off their trees and mailboxes and are replaced by flags lowered to half-staff? The lives of many spouses, children, parents, grand-parents, brothers, sisters and all other family members of service men and women lost to the casualty of war are changed dramatically within moments of that dreaded notification that their loved one will not be coming home. One miniscule moment of happiness is replaced by many more days of sadness. The hope that all would be fine as their loved one would be returning to them safe and sound is forever lost and filled with an empty void.
All the liberties enjoyed during every moment of our lives are “gifted" and guaranteed by these brave service men and women. We have been given a true “gift" of love and courage, while our military families have sacrificed their future happiness and suffered a loss so tremendous that no one will ever fill the empty void that is forever left behind. Our dream is to make a difference in the lives of the families that have given up their own futures and who have lost the companionship of their loved ones. We honor the fallen by providing a "gift" to their families as a token of our appreciation. Although we can never replace the love of a mother or a father, nor their loving warmth and embrace we can make a difference by honor and show gratitude for their sacrifices by helping them during their financial hardships.

Programs

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Program 1

College Scholarship Program

College Scholarship Program of the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. provides educational funding for surviving US military children and spouses as well as severely disabled veterans affected by the wars in the first Gulf War, Iraq and/or Afghanistan.  Applications and all supporting documents are due twice each year in October and May. Students who meet the eligibility guidelines and maintain a gpa of 2.75 are awarded scholarships each Fall and Spring.

Category

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Adults

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

100,000.00

Program 2

Financial Assistance

Program provides financial assistance for US military surviving and disabled dependents affected by the first Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars who are experiencing financial hardships. Surviving dependents whose parent(s) served in either war, however, died in a non-hostile manner are encouraged to apply for assistance during times of hardshifood, clothing, utilities, lodging and travel expenses deemed necessary, relocation assistance, tuition assistance for children in need, medical bills, appliance repairs, necessary household repairs affecting the well-being of dependent children

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Military/Veterans

Single Parents

Budget

70,000.00

Program 3

Adopt a Family

We continue to provide emotional, educational and financial assistance to our families affected by a loss or severe disability and those who fall through the cracks or lie within what we refer to as the "gray area", such as rising stateside deaths of our military personnel. These families fall outside the government agencies and other charitable organization's guidelines that is where our Adopt a Family Program is helpful. We are able to provide emergency assistance to many military families by food, housing, utilities, insurance, and car repairs within the last year. Our families have a great need for this program, however it has been greatly underfunded.

Category

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

50,000.00

Program 4

Morale, Health & Mental Well-Being Program

We now have a Texas Chapter that hosts our Salute to Military Service every November during Veteran's Day weekend in Kemah City, Texas and in June in Denver, Colorado. Our Salute to Military Service in conjunction with partners, such as Landry's Corporation, the City of Kemah, the US Army, USO, Elitch Gardens, The Kemah Boardwalk, The Elk's Clubs and other local sponsors and volunteers have partnered with the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. to bring our wounded veteran's from Fort Sam Houston, TX and Fort Carson, CO and their children to a fun-filled weekend in each city where they are provided with an all-expense paid two to three night stay that includes, meals, drinks, amusement park rides, local musical entertainment, fireworks, a huge military display of vehicles, the Golden Knights and All Veterans Parachute teams, luncheon cruise on the gulf of Mexico, free access to the Denver Aquarium, all with military guest speakers, the Mayor of both cities as well as an Army swearing in ceremony. We realize the hardships placed on our wounded are not only financial, but the daily emotions, stresses and continual care can place an added burden on their spouses, parents, children and any individual in a caregiver position. Our Salute to Military Service is our way of thanking our brave heroes and their families by providing them with a weekend of fun, relaxation and quality time away from the hospital atmosphere. 

This past Independence Day marked our third year that we co-sponsored along with Semper Fi the Battle of Fallujah Reunion for the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines who fought what the U.S. military calls some of the heaviest urban combat U.S. Marines have been involved in since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam in 1968. The fighting in Fallujah cost US forces 51 killed and 425 seriously wounded, while Iraqi forces lost 8 killed and 43 wounded; insurgent losses were estimated between 1,200 and 1,350.  

These proud, dedicated and self-less brothers fought the worse battle in Iraq that resulted in the loss of many of our brave young. Many of those that did make it through have sustained life-long traumatic stress and physical injuries suffered from roll-overs, improvised explosive devices, RPGs, mortars, rounds of bullets, etc. They have fought side by side losing their brothers as they fought for Freedom of the Iraqi people and continuing to fight for all of our Freedoms here at home.

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Military/Veterans

None

Budget

150,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. provides emotional, educational and financial support to surviving and severely disabled US military service members and their dependents affected by the First Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Survivors whose parent or spouse died in a non-hostile manner that served in either war(s) may apply for college scholarships as well.

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Funding Needs

Administrative and Management Expenses, primarily compensation for employees and office equipment and lease. Funds to assist military service members who are homeless, need food, gas, rent, utility payments, burial expenses and other necessary expenses; those military service members who served or are serving and are unable to receive assistance from the military, Red Cross, United Way, etc.

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CHILDREN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS RELIEF FUND, INC .
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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CEO

Rebecca E Campbell

Executive Director

Mrs. Monica J Jones

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"In remembrance of my son, Dave, who I love and miss dearly this foundation will only grow stronger, just as my love for him has. I am proud of him and all of our service men and women who have served and many who have lost their lives for our continued freedom. The initial thought was to help 1 or 2 children attend college, however, that was in the beginning the fact is we just cannot stop helping these well deserving children and families during their times of financial hardships. Our awards since our first application was received in January 2005 total more than $1,800,000.00. We are pleased to report that our admin/management expenses for the past several years have been between 8 to 13% of total revenues. We hope to continue to provide emotional support to our military families and in an effort to prevent another tragic suicide within our families wish to build interest in morale support programs and small scaled group trips for the women caregiver's and the disabled veteran's who often lack support from other family members."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Rebecca E Campbell

CHILDREN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS RELIEF FUND

Term: Oct 2003 -

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