LIFE AFTER MILITARY LOSS: FAMILIES OF FALLEN TROOPS HELP EACH OTHER, FIND NEW STRENGTH AT TAPS WISCONSIN SEMINAR

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Balloon Release by Families of Fallen Troops 11:00am-12:00pm at Lambeau Field on Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 19, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. – 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). 

On August 22-24, TAPS will hold a regional grief seminar for adults and a Good Grief Camp for children in Green Bay. Approximately 75-100 people are expected to participate. TAPS holds events throughout the country to bring together grieving military families that help them build new support networks, cope with grief, and find new purpose and meaning after tragedy.

The event is sponsored by Oshkosh Defense.

WHO: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

WHAT: TAPS Regional Grief Seminar for Adults, Good Grief Camp for Children – offers peer-support and coping skills to help anyone who has experienced the death of someone who died while serving in the military.

WHERE: Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, 1265 Lombardi Avenue

WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm

PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Balloons carrying messages for loved ones who died while serving in the military will be released by the 75-100 attendees while at Lambeau Field. One-on-one interviews available with adult survivors. 

WHY: Interviews will be available with adults who have lost loved ones serving in the military who will talk about their journeys after losing a loved one. TAPS provides a supportive environment where people can come together to share their grief, connect with peer support, and help each other.

Media contact: Ami Neiberger-Miller, 202.588.8277, ami@taps.org.  

About TAPS
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 50,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).

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