We count it as our privilege to help our families of Fallen Heroes, our Gold Star families, in every way we can. Working closely with SFA Chapter 100 and 3rd Group Command and Staff, we can provide timely assistance to soldiers and their families in their time of need. Historically we have provided airfare for family members wanting to attend funeral services that could not afford it; provided Per Diem funds for family members whose attendance of services have caused a financial hardship; provided current uniforms for deceased retired Warriors; and provided fruit and veggie trays for receptions after services.
College and Vocational-Technical Scholarships
We are pleased to provide scholarships for dependents of Green Berets. In 2012, our Stanley L. Harriman Scholarship Program awarded scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $750, and $500. Beginning in 2013, with our partnership with the Special Forces Scholarship Fund, we were able to award six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for a total of $12,000. For 2014, again in partnership with the SFSF, we will expand the scholarships to 10 scholarships at $2,000 each for a total of $20,000.
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Families Holiday Financial Support
Though most soldiers presently earn a modest income, there are many military families that still earn below the poverty level. Two ways the GBO tries to assist these families in providing a more robust celebration of the Holidays in their households are Operation Thank Our Heroes and Operation Christmas Cheer. With Operation Thank Our Heroes we provide food for Green Beret families to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday. With Operation Christmas Cheer we provide lunch to show appreciation to 3rd Group Warriors, as well as provide gift cards to help make their Christmas a little merrier; in the past we have also directly provided gifts to the families.
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