FAMILIES OF OUR FALLEN MILITARY FIND SUPPORT AT TAPS, BOND IN GRIEFTAPS Regional Seminar & Good Grief Camp at Redstone Arsenal April 13-14Media Opportunity During Memorial Balloon Release on Saturday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2012
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Coping with the death in wartime of a military spouse, child, parent or sibling can be a lonesome and difficult journey. But the survivors of our fallen military do not have to walk alone – there’s a community of peers ready to offer comfort and support. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will hold a TAPS Regional Seminar and a Good Grief Camp for survivors of our fallen military at Redstone Arsenal on April 13-14, 2012.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY – Saturday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. WHO: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)WHAT: The TAPS Regional Seminar for adult survivors of our fallen military and TAPS Good Grief Camp for children and teens – offers peer-support and coping skills for those coping with the death of someone who served in the military.WHERE: Redstone Arsenal, Ala.WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Balloon release will be held at 4:00 p.m. Interviews available following balloon release.WHY: Interviews will be available with people who have lost loved ones or friends serving in the military. TAPS provides a supportive environment where survivors grieving the death of someone who served in the military can come together to share their stories, find strength in friendship and help each other. MEDIA RSVP REQUIREDMedia seeking to attend this event should RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13 to Sharonda Pearson, (256)842-7414, email@example.com. All media will be escorted while on post. Additional information about TAPS is available from Ami Neiberger-Miller, Public Affairs Officer, TAPS, 202.588.8277, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TAPSThe Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, casualty case work assistance, seminars for adults, grief camps for children, and a 24/7 resource and information help line for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Since its founding in 1994 by bereaved military families, TAPS has helped more than 35,000 surviving family members, caregivers and chaplains. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free resource and information help line at 800.959.TAPS (8277).
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