There is almost nothing worse than grieving the loss of a loved one, especially when that person was in the prime of his or her life.
No one should ever have to bury a son, daughter or grandchild, but unfortunately it’s part of life sometimes. Especially when that person was serving his or her country in the Armed Forces.
Parents, grandparents and other relatives may know that their loved one is in harm’s way during this service, but they pray daily for that person’s safety and wellbeing, and hope to God that their prayers are answered.
The reality is that sometimes our young heroes come home in a casket. It’s horrible to think about and painful to deal with, but it happens. Then what? Relatives and friends grieve and try to make sense of it all.
Somebody cares enough to help
Fortunately, there are some organizations in this nation that understand the pain that’s involved when loved ones die while serving their country, and those are the organizations we at 4Patriots wish to support.
One of them is the Captain Joseph House Foundation. This organization provides a retreat for family members of fallen veterans… a home-away-from-home where the families can go for a week and process their grief together.
Not only does this give them a chance to better deal with the crippling emotions they are experiencing, but it also allows them to meet with other families going through the exact same thing. New friendships develop out of this shared experience.
I’d encourage you to visit www.CaptainJosephHouseFoundation.org to learn more about what they do. The foundation takes care of all the travel, transportation, housing and food expenses during each family’s one-week stay.
Survival food for families of fallen heroes
When we learned about this organization, we wanted to help. So, we recently sent Captain Joseph House Foundation a one-year supply of our Food4Patriots survival food.
Why do I tell you about our donations to a variety of organizations? One simple reason – I want you to know that your purchases of our products do more than go into a bank account. They make possible donations to these types of organizations, plus food banks around the country that help people get food following extreme weather events.