Soldiers' Angels has been coordinating with Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) to expand the support that we offer to the families of our fallen warriors. Soldiers’ Angels will now provide laptop computers to survivor spouses who are returning to school. SOS is an Army-based program that supports surviving families of all U.S. military service branches by providing access to support, information and services for as long as the family may need it.
The laptops are provided by Soldiers' Angels as an extension of Project Valour-IT. "This is a noteworthy evolution for Project Valour-IT," says Program Director Lance Dowd, "which was designed to empower severely-wounded veterans as they recover. We’re thrilled to have a chance to work with Survivor Outreach Services and we are thrilled to be able to support the empowerment of surviving spouses of our fallen service men and women--in whatever way we can."
Twelve laptops have been set aside for spouses while representatives from SOS are identifying candidates. The laptops will go to survivors who are returning to school and need a laptop to support their studies.
Soldiers' Angels is in the early stage of developing what we hope will be a continuing relationship with SOS, a complement to the long-term services they provide to the spouses they help. We are proud and excited to be able to attend our support services to these homefront heroes who are coping with such tremendous loss.
In a related new development, Soldiers' Angels is in collaboration with a major university to provide all-encompassing scholarships for survivor spouses.