Camp Hometown Heroes: Healing Hearts and Restoring Hope Campaign
Since 9/11, more than 10,000 U.S. children have lost a parent, sibling or other loved one who served in the U.S. Military. For these children, this painful loss at a tender age can lead to depression, hardship, and lifelong sorrow. Camp Hometown Heroes was launched in 2013 to provide children of the fallen with a community of support, and at long last, a path to healing.
Our nation must never forget the men and women who fought and died to preserve our way of life. The best way to remember these fallen heroes is by embracing the children they left behind.
Thanks to the generosity of thousands of fellow citizens, the life-changing Camp Hometown Heroes programs are provided free of charge. In honor of their permanent sacrifice for our nation, we invite you to join our “Healing Hearts” movement so we can help provide even more children of the fallen with a brighter future.
While we are pleased that our camp has nearly doubled in size the past year, we also are saddened as we are denying enrollment to dozens of children who wish to attend. Simply put, Hometown Heroes needs to raise more funding so that these valuable healing programs can grow.
Camp Hometown Heroes must raise $1,500 for every child who wishes to attend. These funds are utilized to provide room and board, grief counseling, art therapy, supplies, air travel and other related camp expenses. Funds raised from this “Healing Hearts” campaign will be used to significantly increase the number of children and teenagers served at future camp sessions and other healing programs.