Friday, October 29, 2010

Supporting Heroes

As a volunteer Fire Chaplain for Lyndon Fire District I traveled to Independence Kentucky for a seminar for Emergency Service Chaplains. On Tuesday Police, Fire and EMS Chaplains gathered for this all day seminar presented by an organization called “Supporting Heroes” whose aim is to provide instant support for families when someone dies in the line of duty.

It often takes months and even years for insurance and government payments to kick in. Supporting Heroes provides an immediate check for $3000.00 and an experienced planning team to help sort through the process and make sure that the needs of the family come first. Most of the team are people who suffered the same Line of Duty Death in their own family.

They also help the departments involved render proper honors while respecting the wishes of the families.

If you want more information check out their web site at
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