It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
The staff members of The Funeral Chapel are very active in charitable groups, service organizations, and professional associations. Here is just a short list of the local, regional and national groups where we put our time and energy.
|Cell phone for Soldiers |
Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to provide free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. For a decade, the charity's longstanding calling card program, Minutes That Matter has provided servicemen and women with an estimated 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to more than 210 million minutes of FREE talk time.
Cell Phones for Soldiers fuels it's mission through generous monetary contributions and the recycling of donated mobile phones. Newer or gently-used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted. Each $5 contribution, or donated device valued at $5, will provide troops with 2.5 hours of FREE talk time.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., at the ages of 12 and 13. The organization has prevented more than 11.3 million cell phones from ending up in landfills.
"Cell Phones for Soldiers started as a small way to show our family's appreciation for the men and women who have sacrificed the day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces," says charity President, Bob Bergquist. "Over the past few years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue to grow as more troops are sent overseas for longer assignments."
In July 2012, the Bergquist family launched a new program, Helping Heroes Home, which provides emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.
"Since starting Cell Phones for Soldiers, we've wanted to create a program that would allow us to serve veterans here at home," said Brittany Bergquist. 'Helping Heroes Home' is that solution. It allows us to quickly amend a difficult situation and restore some peace of mind and support."
|Indiana Funeral Directors Association |
|Scott Rolen’s Enis Furley Foundation |
The Funeral Chapel would like to thank Todd and Scott Rolen for the opportunity to partner with the Enis Furley Foundation in this year’s Community Scoring Drive.
During the football season, we will donate $6 to the Enis Furley Foundation for each home team touchdown made during select broadcasted games. During basketball season, we will donate $3 for each 3-point shot made by the home team during select broadcasted games.
The Enis Furley Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Scott Rolen, third baseman for the Cincinatti Reds. The mission of the Enis Furley Foundation is to brighten the lives of children and their families who struggle with an illness, hardship or other special needs. We work to achieve this goal by entertaining these families at camp Emma Lou, our outdoor recreational retreat near Lake Monroe. We also partner with the Cincinnati Reds to offer a once in a lifetime experience through a community outreach program called The Hot Corner Kids.