Helping Hands

All it takes is one person with an idea, and big things can happen. This is evidenced by so many very successful entrepreneurs in our society. Whether it’s a business venture that really took off, or a home for orphans that materialized, it all starts with someone’s idea. The beginnings are usually quite humble – sometimes one or two people in a garage. Well, my idea started in a 10’ x 12’ art studio... just me wondering how I could best use my talents, training and experiences of being a portrait painter. Then God put it into my heart that I could paint fallen soldiers (and other heroes) to bring comfort to grieving families. So there was the idea and I can’t even take credit for it as my own!

Now as a project grows into fruition, others usually come on board. I am very thankful for the support and excitement of those around me. They even ask, “What can I do to help?” You may be wondering the same thing. So it is imperative that we put all shyness aside and speak frankly about the ways in which you can help:

  • Spread the word by letting your friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances, and the media know about our site. We have done our best to make it interesting and easy to navigate. And of course you can “like” us on facebook.
  • If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to an act of heroism please feel free to fill out the Request Form. Also think of people who might have lost someone not so recently – such as in a past war or some previous act of heroism. Were they acknowledged properly? It’s never too late. And remember there is never any cost to the immediate family. The portrait - beautifully framed with a brass name plate - is ready to hang and delivered to the recipient’s door.
  • Sponsor a portrait or contribute along with others to a portrait. Think of “groups” that might like to collectively contribute, such as: a neighborhood; spiritual groups; colleagues at work; fellow co-workers at a fire station or precinct; a youth group; a city-wide project in a small town; public & community service projects; small or large businesses; extended family members; memorials from an estate; a donation in honor or memory of someone other than the hero; Contact your local Veterans and Patriotic groups. And the list goes on...
  • We have very real expenses such as; artist materials, office supplies, telephone charges, printing, framing, crating, shipping, accounting, gas for errands & contacts, web development updates & hosting. And there again the list goes on. So we ask for your prayers – that we will be able to produce many portraits, stay healthy, and meet all of our expenses & obligations.
  • And finally please pray for the Heroes Families - that they might find strength to deal with their loss, and that they will feel comforted knowing that through this gift of a portrait their precious loved one is never forgotten. We thank you.