The Family Affair Foundation is currently raising money to purchase property (resort) for wounded U.S. Service Members and kids with debilitating and life threatening illnesses and their siblings and families. The FAF has been using marinas/renting but now we have grown, and we need to purchase property (a resort) due to insurance liabilities, health issues for these families and space.
First Purpose: The Family Affair Foundation is designed for our U.S. Service Members critically wounded while serving our country and their families. Fact, as of February 2012; 6,336 U.S. Service Members have died as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. There were 6,198 men and 138 women. Wounded in Action are 30,490 U.S. Service Members have been wounded due to combat actions in Iraq and 2,309 in Afghanistan (32,799 total). In 1973, the draft ended and the U.S. converted to an All-Volunteer Military.
Again, these U.S. Service Members who put their lives on the line for all Americans so we can be free ask nothing in return when they come home except the knowledge they know they did their job and did it well. The one thing they ask is to come home to see family, friends & a job!
These U.S. Service Members are responsible for million dollars worth of equipment and other human lives and yet many come home with limbs missing, blind, and burned, etc & without a job.
Again, the U.S. Service Members & their families do not get a 2 week vacation from what they have been through and have done for all people in the United States of America.
Duty, for their commitment to serving our nation as U.S. Service Member’s families sacrificing in the name of our U.S. Service Members protecting our freedoms that so many Americans take for granted. Their families are bound by duty and service to our great nation.
Honor, for the integrity, hard work and ethics they demonstrate, even in the most challenging experiences. U.S. Service Member’s families don’t ask for much, but give so much with the highest standards.
1 in 88 kids of U.S. Service Members have a child with Autism. Many of these U.S. Service Members would love to be home with their children but know that their oath and commitment to America comes first.
Second: The FAF is also designed for kids with life threatening or debilitating medical conditions such as, but not limited to, Autism, Cancer, Craniofacial Anomalies, Diabetes, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell and Spina Bifida, to have a vacation with their family.
As you know, there are many camps across the country designed for kids with a debilitating or life threatening illness, but there is nothing out there for the siblings who also suffer during these times due to parent's time and financial burdens.
Research has shown that the siblings from these families have emotional, bulling, and educational and anger problems due to the parent’s lack of time, money and other children picking on them for having a sibling that is ill or has special needs. Here the families can enjoy time together to bond and be kids.
Kids recovering or living with a debilitating or life threatening conditions do not get a 2 week vacation from the condition nor does the family.
These children and their siblings are our future of the United States of America. We need to give them all the help they need.
The FAF does not get involved in research or development in finding a cure for these children. The FAF is here to give these families a chance at living like a family & help their parent(s) find a job.
Our past and present U.S. Service Members are the best in the world! To these brave men and women, giving is its own reward. They go that extra mile with nothing to gain and maybe something or everything to lose. That is their great spirit for America!
Third Purpose: The FAF Resort will have an Employment Facility on the premises for these families visiting us for the purpose of assisting these wounded U.S. Service Members and parent(s) find part-time or full-time jobs based on their family needs, with training, resume creation/submission, computer assistance, training, etc. A personal Recruiter will be assigned to them for the duration of their job search and placement. Our Recruiters will aid these U.S. Service members in every area of their career.
We are all so grateful to these courageous U.S. service members for making us all safe. Thank you for your service and sacrifice in protecting the United States of America.
Remember, these wounded U.S. Service Members, parents, children and siblings are our present and future who may become a U.S. Service member, the President, a Doctor, Nurse, Teacher, Coach, Electrician, HealthCare Employee, Recruiter, etc.
The FAF wants to help the United States of America in its present time and its future! The families described above have nothing in common except the fact that their lives have changed forever! Caring is our trademark. Heroism is not only on the battle field but right here in every one of us by helping others no matter how large or small we do by helping.
The FAF knows with the economy and elections that funds are tight for everyone but we are creating jobs and getting Americans hired. PLEASE DONATE so we do not lose this resort.
You can donate here or at our website www.thefaf.org. Please find us at Twitter @thefafoundation or Facebook at The Family Affair Foundation (Where The Magic Begins). You may also call us at (847) 293-3775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION FOR OUR WOUNDED U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES OR THESE CHILDREN FIGHTING A DEBILITATING OR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS AND THEIR FAMILIES.