Hero's Rest development campaign SUCCESS

$330,836.00 pledged to launch phase one!!!

“Hero’s Rest mission is to create an oasis in this stressful desert. I can assure you, there is great need.”

 

Rob Russell

Kane County Coroner 

“Much of what cops see on a regular basis takes an emotional toll on them that affects their service and impacts their relationships… Being able to escape the pressures of the job and experience nature would help them recharge physically and spiritually.”

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Retired Lt. Charles Urgo

National Board Vice President, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

“Almost all of the civil service responders I know, have had at least one episode that he/she cannot overcome. I have found that it is not a matter of what will occur, but a matter of when. This is why I love the idea a creating a safe place for first responders and their families… Hero’s Rest mission is to create an oasis in this stressful desert. I can assure you, there is great need.”

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Rob Russell

County Coroner, Kane County, IL

“Throughout my career I have witnessed how time off, outdoor activities… and family time can positively impact stress levels and promote emotional resilience in our officers…As a retired police officer and police chaplain, I recognize the profound need for resources such as Hero’s Rest. “

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Retired Patrol Commander Scott Adams

Chapter 75 President, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - IL

 “Blue Line Ministries runs retreats for law enforcement and has had a hard time finding appropriate locations… A dedicated retreat center would be a wonderful resource that Blue Line Ministries would utilize, along with many other agencies…”

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Troy Shoaf

Police Chaplain, Blue Line Ministries