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July 26

 Saturday Morning Message: Helping Hands


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TAPS Blog | When one survivor reaches out to another, they both gain strength. That is exactly how TAPS is designed. We reach out to help others and in doing so, we find healing ourselves.

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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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July 19

 Saturday Morning Message: TAPS Magazine Favorites


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TAPS Blog | We each find content in the TAPS magazine that touches our heart. This week survivors were asked to share one that was special.

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Jul 23   TAPS Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund Completes Distribution of Contributions to Families of Victims
  Press Release | The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund has distributed the funds collected to the designated representative for each surviving family. In September 2013, TAPS set up the fund to assist the 12 families who lost loved ones in the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013. “We are heartened that the many contributions made to the fund helped the families of the victims,” said Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President of TAPS. “Many communities, particularly the metro area surrounding the Navy Yard, were generous and the families were most appreciative.”

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Jul 23   Families of the Fallen Help Each Other and Bond in Grief at TAPS Fort Hood Seminar, Media Opportunities on Saturday, July 26
  Press Release | Coping with the death of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling who died while serving in the Armed Forces can be difficult. But the survivors of our fallen military don’t have to walk alone – there’s help and support available through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS will hold a regional grief seminar for adults and a Good Grief Camp for children at Fort Hood July 25-26, 2014. TAPS holds events throughout the country to bring together grieving military families that help them build new support networks and learn about how to cope with grief. More than 400 people are expected to attend the seminar and camp programs this weekend at Fort Hood.

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Jul 23   First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Washington Kastles Match Tuesday Night
  News Article : Mediabistro

Jul 23   Tips for Coping With Traumatic Loss: Non-Profit Assisting Bereaved Military Families Shares Advice
  News Article : The Huffington Post
By: Bonnie Carroll

Jul 21   Tips for Coping with Traumatic Loss: Nonprofit Organization Assisting Bereaved Military Families Shares Advice
  Press Release | Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy, but a sudden and traumatic loss can raise special concerns for the family members and friends left behind. Aviation tragedies, combat, homicide and other types of violent deaths can be particularly difficult. These deaths are unexpected and survivors must grapple with the knowledge that their loved ones experienced trauma. TAPS offers the following tips to help grieving families.

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Jul 20   Camp Offers Hope and Healing
  News Article : Union-Tribune San Diego
By: Luis Cruz


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August 4

 TAPS North Carolina Good Grief Camp Out
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TAPS Event | TAPS Good Grief Campouts for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

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August 6

 Austin Adult Children Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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August 14

 Alaska Widows Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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August 20

 Montana Mens Retreat
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TAPS Event | Get ready to reach out and connect with fellow men and celebrate our heroes in rustic Montana! Retreats are definitely a unique TAPS experience. TAPS retreats focus on creating new relationships with other survivors and take it from us, they're a one-of-a-kind experience that will connect you to a group of men for life.

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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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July 14

 Time Keeps On Ticking...


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sibling Michele Hiester Marcum shares about the concept of time and how it has changed during her journey. She writes, "And to a grieving person, I think moments are all we have.  Minutes don't matter, nor do days, or weeks or months. What really matters is the moment, no matter how long that moment is. Time is not measured by the tick or the tock but by the tears we've cried 'round the clock."

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July 7

 In This Dress


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares about the significance of a special dress she wears and what it has come to represent. She writes, “In this simple dress, I find bravery and the strength to face down my fears.… The dress has become a beacon of light during some of my darkest moments because each dot represents the tears of my broken heart, but the sea navy blue shines with fire tested iron.”

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