(AOAF), the distinctive non-profit that supports children of fallen military and first responders, has just been announced as a winner of the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s prestigious True Inspiration Awards (West Region). Chick-fil-A patrons nationwide helped clinch the win for AOAF by voting for the organization via the Chick-fil-A One mobile app.
The award, an honor in its own right, is accompanied by a $75,000 grant to help Angels of America’s Fallen support more children of America’s fallen heroes. AOAF is also invited to a Chick-fil-A Foundation celebratory event in Atlanta early next year.
“We are beyond honored to have been selected as a Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award winner,” said Joe Lewis, Founder and CEO of AOAF. “We would like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for us: The award and its accompanying $75,000 grant will be an enormous boost in helping us move deserving children off of our waiting list.”
AOAF directly funds healthy activities for children of fallen military and first responders, from the time of loss—all the way through age 18. In the past two years, AOAF has seen a dramatic spike in demand for its services and the organization has been working diligently to secure the funds needed to accept new children into its program.
AOAF was nominated for this year’s True Inspiration Award by Linda & Randy Watson, the Owners of the Chick-fil-A Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO; the city in which AOAF is headquartered.
“It is a distinct joy for my wife and I to see Angels of America’s Fallen named a winner in this year’s True Inspiration Awards,” said Randy Watson. “It has been our privilege to partner with AOAF within our own community and we think that this award is a fitting recognition of all that they do for our nation.”
The Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards, now in their 3rd year, are inspired by the life and generosity of the late founder of Chick-fil-A, S. Truett Cathy.
About Angels of America’s Fallen
Founded in 2012, Angels of America’s Fallen (AOAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help the children of America’s fallen military and first responders develop into strong and successful adults by granting funds and/or supplies for positive mentoring and developmental activities such as sports, art, or music during their most crucial developmental years (from the time of loss through age 18). Rather than applying a blanket program, and regardless of the cause of the parent’s death, AOAF is organized around providing opportunities and support that is based on the unique needs and interests of each child. For more information, please visit http://www.aoafallen.org.
About the Chick-fil-A® Foundation
The Chick-fil-A® Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to lead the company’s commitment to support youth and education in Chick-fil-A’s local communities. The Foundation’s work is focused on developing and educating young people so they can build a positive legacy and become all they were created to be. For more information, visit www.chick-fil-afoundation.org