Hello, my name is Pastor Tony Ochoa.
In John 15:13, Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Many men and women of this great country have done just that for all of us. I would like to give back to them by helping the ones they left behind.
On November 4, 2018, I will be participating in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon in support of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). This is a bucket list race for me. But that isn't the important part of all this. The impostant is for whom I'm running for. TAPS provides direct support to families who have been impacted by a death in the military regardless of geography or circumstance.
The funds I raise will flow directly into TAPS programming which supports these families through an amazing network of resources, seminars, and publications. TAPS provides these services at no charge to survivors from all branches of the service, including Reserves and National Guard. TAPS' programs and services are available not only for immediate family, but also for extended family and friends. Please help me honor our fallen heroes by supporting me in this effort. No donation is too big or too small.
Growing up, I had the privilege of having a father that served in the military. He spent many years protecting everything that this country stands for. He was gone a lot, but he always came back. I was lucky, but there are a lot of sons, daughters, husbands, and wives that were not as lucky as I was. That is why this year, I will be running with TAPS. I want to help and to honor the families that are left with a hole in their family.
Any donations would be appreciated.
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