Military
Honoring the 13 Troops KIA in Afghanistan
Military
Death
New York
Created August 27th, 2021
What happened August 26, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan was devastating.

13 service members lost their lives  and at least 13 knocks to notify family members occurred in the late hours and early morning hours. There is nothing worse than the loss of life in such a horrific way. However standing in a family member's living room, watching them cope with the words they just heard and then listening to them call every family member they know to also let them know about their loss, comes pretty close to death. 

August 26th 13 service members were killed and within 24 hours, 13 families were destroyed by the news they received after that knock on their door. Decisions have consequences and now those consequences are literally impacting the families of the 13 service members killed, as well as all that were wounded. 

Let's band together to show these family members we support them in this incredible tragedy. Your single donation will go directly to the family members of those service members who lost their lives.

Your condolences, kind words, and words of encouragement will also be sent to these families to show them that America stands with them. 

The Fund the First team knows and understands the outrage, heartache, and the other myriad of emotions all military families and Americans are feeling, as one of our Co-Founders and COO, is an active duty Marine Corps wife. We care. We're here. We're family.

*Fund the First is waiving the platform fees on this campaign to ensure ALL proceeds are given to the families*

Updates

September 2nd, 2021
Fund the First, Organizer

Thank you for all the generous donations and supportive words to these 13 families of our fallen heroes. We will never forget.

Be sure to share this campaign with your family, friends, colleagues! 

Remember their names:

  1. Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover
  2. Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo
  3. Sgt. Nicole L. Gee
  4. Cpl. Hunter Lopez
  5. Cpl. Daegan W. Page
  6. Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez
  7. Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza
  8. Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz
  9. Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum
  10. Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20
  11. Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui
  12. Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak
  13. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss

August 27th, 2021
Fund the First, Organizer

*Fund the First is waiving the platform fees on this campaign to ensure ALL proceeds are given to the families*

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KieraBeth Photography
KieraBeth Photography Bronze: Donate at least $100 to earn this badge. donated $25

Morgan Family donation on behalf of KieraBeth Photography

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Ryan Gillian
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BENEFHIIT FITNESS, GRAND RUN. 41 Individuals did a race to raise funds/honor those Troops who lost their lives in Afghanistan. We are thankful for all our military and we hope these funds help the families affected.

13 hours ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $100

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. Wisdom 3: 1-9

21 hours ago
rishu dhawan
rishu dhawan donated $30
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Emerald and Peridot
Emerald and Peridot donated $250
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Steven Ger
Steven Ger donated $25
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Heather Madrick
Heather Madrick donated $100
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Bart Berkey
Bart Berkey donated $62

100% of the profits from my book sales for a 3 week period has been donated to this invaluable fund to help these families. The title is called, "Most People Don't...and Why You Should" with the meaning behind the name is that "most people don't" do many things... donate, volunteer, give to others, serve our country. The mission of our company is to encourage people to "do" what "most people don't". To spread kindness, care, and generosity. Thank you for establishing this fund. Bart Berkey, CEO/Founder of Most People Don't, LLC (mostpeopledont.com)

1 day ago
Gregory Thompson
Gregory Thompson donated $2,600

This donation came from multiple people through a T-shirt fundraiser (13 fallen heroes on custom ink) I put together. God bless these fallen heroes. God bless their families and god bless the sacrifices they make that allow us to live free. Rest In Peace patriots 🇺🇸♥️

2 days ago
NORTHSTAR TAVERN
NORTHSTAR TAVERN donated $1,675

From all of our guests and staff at NorthStar Tavern in Bloomington, Mn. Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.

2 days ago
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