(Featured photo of Kenna Johnson courtesy Folds of Honor.)
Non-Profit launches new charity fundraiser to provide educational scholarships to 118 North Texas spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members
The Folds of Honor North Texas chapter is thrilled to announce a new charity campaign called “Operation 118.” The campaign kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, and aims to raise funds to provide educational scholarships to 118 spouses and children of Americas fallen and wounded service members.
In light of COVID-19, nonprofits like Folds of Honor are seeing an increase in demand for critical services along with uncertainty surrounding upcoming fall fundraising events like the Folds of Honor annual gala. The organization’s greatest asset in this difficult time is the help of one another. COVID-19 does not cancel community or generosity. Together, with the support of the community, Folds of Honor North Texas can continue to help equip and educate the loved ones of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice through the Operation 118 campaign.
“I know that North Texas is a giving community and we will get through COVID-19 and continue to successfully live out our mission. Community and generosity are two things that have taken on a new meaning during this pandemic. Folds of Honor has been supporting the loved ones of the fallen and disabled since 2007. Our hope is that during this critical time people will, now more than ever, give and support our work through Operation 118,” shared Sarah Duncan, Regional Developmental Officer of Folds of Honor North Texas.
The 118 spouses and children who receive the scholarships are “legacy recipients” – those who received scholarships last year and are counting on generous donations again to continue their education in the 2020-2021 school year. In 2019, Folds of Honor awarded 4,500 scholarships nationwide and 118 in the North Texas community alone. For those interested in providing a scholarship to the Folds of Honor North Texas’ Operation 118, scholarships are awarded in $5,000 increments, but every dollar makes a difference in these families’ lives. The organization’s goal is to provide just as many scholarships this year as last to continue supporting the recipients in the upcoming school year. Could you be one of the people who gives the life-changing gift of a scholarship to one of the 118?
To donate a scholarship to the Folds of Honor North Texas’ Operation 118, please click here. The campaign begins Memorial Day Weekend and wraps on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th. To learn more about the nonprofit’s mission click here.
ABOUT FOLDS OF HONOR:
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces.
Folds of Honor proudly gives back 89% of funds raised to their mission. Their educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.
Founded in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded approximately 24,500 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including over 4,500 in 2019 alone.