Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes (VBFH) is a group of volunteers from Virginia Beach, VA and the surrounding communities. VBFH members have come together to dedicate their time and efforts to raise money for the families of our fallen Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEAL), Special Boat Operators, and support personnel.
On August 6, 2011, an elite team of SEALs, Army Special Operations aviator and a service dog were aboard a Chinook helicopter – call sign Extortion 17 – was shot down in Afghanistan while on a mission to rescue U.S. troops pinned down in combat. All 38 men aboard and the dog were killed.
This tragedy rocked the local Naval Special Warfare community prompting the formation of a volunteer group to raise money for immediate family support (the original VBFH crew). In just FIVE weeks VBFH put on its first event & ended up with $60,000 in donations to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The VBFH never looked back.
The VBFH is proud to have teamed up with The UDT/SEAL Foundation and the National Navy SEAL Museum to raise money to help the SEALS and their families. We have also donated money to Spike’s K9 Fund to buy a vest and pay medical bills for a Virginia Beach Police K9 Officer, to SEALKIDS, Inc. to help families that need educational assistance. Our combined efforts over the years have raised $957,000 to assist local military families. This year we have expanded our charter to include local Virginia Beach Naval Special Warfare, First Responders and Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
We understand that unfortunate events happened to the brave heroes who unselfishly defend our freedoms. Their sacrifices sometimes come at the cost of their very lives and this is a small way to honour them by contributing to their families’ well-being.
Our mission is to provide support and assistance to Virginia Beach Naval Special Warfare, First Responders and other branches of the military. Check us out at www.vbfh.org or https://www.facebook.com/VBFallenHeroes/
The VBFH is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible. We are an all-volunteer organization. Our tax ID is 47-3319316