FOLDS OF HONOR
From humble beginnings above his garage, Lt Col Rooney started the non-profit Folds of Honor in 2007. Its singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of wounded or killed military service members. About - Folds of Honor - Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
AllenForce was founded in memory of Donna's father, Don Allen, Army Veteran. Serving the veterans today of ALL ERAS has brought a personal fulfillment of getting to know the character traits her deceased father must have shared. There are 4 main programs: HMHB was founded in 2009 through NEDSRA, to assist veterans who are injured, visibly or invisibly, through positive health and fitness training and social networking. Since the launch of HMHB, the project has been well received by veterans and their families and is growing nation-wide. SheForce, VETANK and Vet Rec have brought services through health fitness and recreation fostering empowerment and confidence in transition from the military.
PLAINFIELD AMERICAN LEGION POST 13
The great future destiny of The American Legion does not lie in nationwide concepts. It rests upon the vision of Legionnaires everywhere, of what they can do locally as enthusiastic individuals and as organized groups for their hometowns. The key to this is the spirit of COMMUNITY SERVICE. In the spirit of COMMUNITY SERVICE lies the great promise of tomorrow for The American Legion
SHOP WITH A COP
PLAINFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Plainfield Police Department has partnered with Plainfield School District and Oswego School District since 2008 to conduct Shop with a Cop. Under this program, the School Districts nominate worthy children whose families are struggling financially. The students gain an opportunity to shop with a Plainfield Police Officer and purchase Christmas presents for their families. The Plainfield Police Department provides over 40 local students with $300 gift cards to shop at the hosting store in order to provide them and their families with holiday cheer.
I AM ME BURN CAMP
PLAINFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT
FILL THE BOOT
A special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. Through the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers, the IFSA offers this camping opportunity at no-cost to campers; including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation to and from camp (YMCA Camp Duncan - Ingleside, IL).
No other IFSA program has received greater attention from the fire service, medical community, general public and the media than Camp “I Am Me”. Camp provides the setting for child burn survivors to share their common experiences while being able to play and not feel self-conscious about their scars. The benefits to the campers -- physical, psychological, and emotional -- have been enough to inspire a long list of eager volunteers and contributors.
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
President Calvin Coolidge