In the fall of 2019, Families of the Fallen, Inc. adopted and launched two Operations to assist with the living members of our service branches suffering hardship. Families of the Fallen, Inc. adopted Operation 7% Alpha and Operation Winter Gear. Families of the Fallen, Inc. does not discriminate against those that have not served, and the food and cold weather packets are shared with all present at the shelter, veterans or not.
Operation 7% Alpha is a monthly event in which Families of the Fallen, Inc. picks up overstock meat and over stock food from the Forest City HyVee store and delivers it to homeless shelters that house military veterans.
Operation Winter Gear is a yearly event that occurs late summer or early fall of each year. Operation Winter Gear collects winter coats, footwear, clothing, personal hygiene items, and food rations and delivers these items to the homeless shelters that house military veterans. Operation Winter Gear differs from Operation 7% Alpha in that Families of the Fallen, Inc. members go out to the areas where homeless veterans and others live on the streets and hand delivers the items, so they have clothing to keep them warm in the cold weather.