TAPS and USO have strong bonds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 23, 2014
Arlington, Va. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) congratulates the United Service Organization (USO) upon its Board of Governors selection of Dr. J.D. Crouch II as the 23rd President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Dr. Crouch is a distinguished leader who has a lifetime of service in support of our military men and women. We look forward to continuing the relationship TAPS and USO has developed over the past decade, providing comfort and care to the families of the fallen through programs and services,” said Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President of TAPS. “The USO truly lifts the spirits of all who serve, and we are so grateful that through our strong partnership, that includes those grieving a loss.”
USO’s 70-year tradition of being where the troops are is unparalleled. As stated in the announcement of Dr. Crouch’s selection, “the USO has always been by the side of our nation’s troops and their families – serving them throughout their service, from the moment they join, through their deployments and as they transition back to their communities.
TAPS has an enduring and strong relationship with the USO dedicated to helping our nation’s military members and their families.
“Vital support to survivors’ events and services such as our National Military Suicide Survivor Seminars, Good Grief Camp Outs, Survivor Resource Kits and Regional Seminars are all done in partnership with the USO,” said Carroll. “We are grateful that the USO honors the families of America’s Fallen Heroes by supporting these critical services.”
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).