Carlos and Mélida Arredondo founded the Arredondo Family Foundation in 2015 after experiencing difficulties related to the loss of Carlos' two sons. Alex was killed in action while Brian died by suicide. They both noticed that ongoing supports to military families around a suicide death were lacking. This led to the foundation.
The mission of the Arredondo Family Foundation is to empower military families in the prevention of military related suicides and to provide support through education, financial relief and support services.
The foundation provides suicide prevention training primarily for veterans and military families as well as financial support and referrals for military families who have experienced a suicide death.