First responder families are now qualified for Folds of Honor scholarships.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Introducing Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the families of first responders and service members who have died or been handicapped.

The goal of Folds of Honor, which was founded 15 years ago above a shop in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, is to aid the families of slain or injured service men.

The foundation is now extending its help to the families of first responder fatalities.

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Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor, appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning to talk about the foundation’s expanded mission.

According to Rooney, there are nearly 240 million 911 calls made annually, meaning that first responders are frequently on the go while they put both their own lives and the safety of Americans at danger.

“There is an urgent need to assist first responders,” he said.
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The widow of Deputy Zack Parrish, Gracie Parrish Miller, joined the discussion to share her own experiences as a first responder’s wife.
On New Year’s Eve of 2017, Parrish was at work when he was ambushed.
The following morning, Miller was informed that she had recently become a widow.

Gracie Parrish Miller awoke on New Year's Day in 2018 to learn that she had lost her husband.

She stated on Monday morning, “My life just changed in a moment and everything ahead of me was suddenly gone, and I was alone parenting two tiny kids.”

Miller, who was 29 at the time, claimed the added responsibility of raising the 4-year-old and 16-month-old daughters by herself rocked her world.

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Rooney continued by announcing a brand-new Folds of Honor scholarship program designed especially for the families of first responder fatalities.

“This is God’s purpose. In the Bible, He calls us to care for widows and orphans most frequently, and that is what Folds of Honor is doing “said he.

At the time of her husband's passing, Gracie Parrish Miller was 29 years old with 4-year-old and 16-month-old daughters.

The initial two beneficiaries? The two Miller girls.

The mother of two commented, “Knowing that I don’t have to do this alone is such a wonderful gift.
Visit Foldsofhonor.org to make a donation to the ongoing scholarship fund.

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