While we are very thankful for all the assistance that we received to help defray the costs of Eric's funeral we were not even close to our goal, let alone having the additional funding to move forward with our awareness initiative.
Our goal, once we have adequate funding, will be to start a website where we will be able to offer detailed information on all of the types of assistance and information that the families of Vets will need in order to properly care for their Vet.
We will develop a downloadable packet that we will work to have given to each family when they greet their vet at the airport. The packet will, of course, also be available all the time on the site.
In addition to that information we will be accumulating detailed information on all of the types of assistance that is already available. In our research we discovered that there really are many types of assistance available for the Vet, but knowledge of that assistance is not broadly advertised or made known. Some can be difficult to find. So we will work towards making those venues available.
Thank you for all that you have done. We look forward to accomplishing much more in the future.
Eric Lewis Harm is the beloved son of Eric Harm and Penny Cox. He was released from his tour of duty in 2012 and the demons in his head were more wicked and fierce than he could deal with. Sadly he made the choice to exit this world in the early morning hours Friday, December 28, 2012.
He will be long remembered for the good in his heart, kindness, thoughtfulness, creativity and talent. He will never be forgotten by the many, many friends and family who love him.
This fund was originally set up to aid the parents in the expenses, but Eric's mother, Penny has declined assistance and would prefer the funds go to a charity.
We want to honor Eric Lewis and help others who struggle similarly. We are in the beginning phases of developing a plan. With more soldiers dying by suicide than in active combat it is clear that there needs to be much more help and information made available to the vets and to their families.
Please watch for upcoming information as we are able to reveal this.
We thank you in advance for your generous love and support in this harrowing time.