Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Provo Heroes

Tomorrow is our Mountain Valley Chapter (Provo) Heroes Event!!

Kim Olsen is our LIfetime Achievement Award Winner and she will be honored at the event tomorrow.

Here is a little about Kim and what she does to make a difference in the lives of families in the armed forces.

"I am dedicated to supporting the families of our fallen servicemen, and women," says Kim Olsen, recipient of the 2012 American Red Cross Lifetime Achievement Award.

After her son was killed in Afghanistan in 2012, Kim's life-focus shifted, and she set up a scholarship at Mountain View High School in his name. Wanting to do even more, she founded the gold Star Stars project which has created and distributed hundreds of personalized gold stars memorializing military members who have lost their lives.

In addition she has personally sent messages of consolation and comfort to hundreds of grieving families across the United States as part of the Solider's Angels project. She also sends care packages to Afghan interpreters who risk their lives daily to assist our military forces in Afghanistan.

Kim volunteers with the American Red Cross in the area of Service to the Armed Forces, connecting families through emergency messaging and educating military families about resources available to them.

Before she became involved in supporting military families, she dedicated years of service in other areas, such as founding her own hospice company and using her creativity to help low-income families afford funerals for loved ones.

Her lifetime of compassionate service is truly inspiring.

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