By Art Moore
A new nonprofit with the backing of prominent military veterans, former government officials and the chief of police of a major city is launching today with the aim of coming alongside children who have lost a parent serving in law enforcement or the military.
Healing the Wounds founder and president Jeff M. Epstein explained to WND his desire is to “honor America’s fallen heroes” by providing long-term mentoring and support for their children as well as raising awareness of the need.
He noted that hardly a week passes without tragic news of the loss of another servicemen or law-enforcement officer.
“After the salutes are fired and the folded flags presented, the families are regrettably forgotten,” he said. “Healing the Wounds was chartered with a patriotic and sacred mission – to mentor the forgotten children of our nation’s fallen heroes in law enforcement and the military.
The nonprofit’s advisory board includes retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney; retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin; Vietnam POW Col. Ken Cordier; former chief investigative counsel for the House Judiciary Committee David Schippers; retired Air Force Capt. and Green Beret Mykel Hawke, the star of the Discovery Channel’s “Man, Woman, Wild” and “One Man Army”; Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La.; and Detroit’s chief of police, James Craig.
Epstein said he hopes citizens who share his vision will become members and sponsors.
Healing the Wounds’ programs will include an Alaskan adventure and learning experience, a 24-hour support call center, access to a vast custom video learning library and career mentoring.
Epstein said the mission is to “empower the youth to become successful and responsible citizens” through opportunities that “build character, self-confidence and leadership skills.”
He hopes the effort will fill Click to see the original article