Choose the military or COPS support organization through your purchase of HeroBracelets. Upon placing an order, $2.00 from each HeroBracelet order goes directly to one of our approved service organizations. We’ve sent out over $217,000.00 so far!
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund builds critically-needed centers for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
These injuries have severely impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served selflessly in defense of our nation. To help address this urgent need, IFHF is building a series of ten specially-designed treatment facilities, called Intrepid Spirit Centers, on military bases across the nation. These centers act as gymnasiums for the brain, providing service members with the most advanced care available to address the complex symptoms of TBI and PTS. Seven Intrepid Spirit Centers are open and serving America’s brave men and women in uniform.
More than 90% of patients treated in the centers are able to continue on Active Duty. Three additional centers remain to be built. The Intrepid Spirit Center program is only the latest in IFHF’s almost 20-year history of assisting America’s military community. For more information about this effort and about how IFHF has provided over $200 million in support of members of the armed forces and their families, visit www.fallenheroesfund.org.
C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors)
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. COPS provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join COPS, for the price paid is already too high.
COPS was organized in 1984 with 110 members. Today COPS’ membership is over 15,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.
COPS is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. Chapters function in several states at the grass-roots level. Follow the links to learn more about the National Board or the National Office. Click here to see if there is a chapter in your area.
COPS’ programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors’ Conference held each May during NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, “C.O.P.S. Kids” counseling reimbursement program, the “C.O.P.S. Kids” Summer Camp, “C.O.P.S. Teens” Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, and in-laws, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
COPS knows that a survivor’s level of distress is directly affected by the agency’s response to the tragedy. COPS, therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.
COPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. COPS programs and services are funded by grants and donations by organization such as HeroBracelets.org.