Service Corporation International, (SCI), North America's largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services, and its brand, Dignity Memorial®, have partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to support individuals grieving the loss of a military loved one. SCI will become an official partner of TAPS with a $250,000 contribution, which will provide valuable support programs and materials to help survivors cope with grief and loss.
Our Dignity Memorial associates are committed to supporting military families in our communities and appropriately honoring their sacrifices and service to our Country.
"Our Dignity Memorial associates are committed to supporting military families in our communities and appropriately honoring their sacrifices and service to our Country," said SCI Chief Operating Officer Jay Waring. "Our partnership with TAPS is an extension of that commitment as we work together to help survivors of military and veteran loss through their grief journey."
Bonnie Carroll, TAPS Founder and President, added, "TAPS is honored to be partnering with SCI to support our military survivors. The entire organization has shown their dedication to honoring the lives of those who have served and died for our country's freedoms by caring for the families they loved and left behind."
SCI and Dignity Memorial's commitment to honoring those who serve encompasses several programs and initiatives, including:
- The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, founded in 2000, ensures honorable and dignified burials for qualifying homeless or indigent veterans.
- Affinity partnerships with certain veterans organizations offer discounted packages on arrangements.
- We Honor Veterans, a program committed to working with local hospices and community organizations, meets the unique needs of America's veterans and their families.
Since 1994, TAPS has provided support and hope around the clock through a national peer support network, grief counseling services and support groups – all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS also provides a variety of programs to survivors worldwide, as well as resources for grief professionals to better serve the military and veteran communities.