Tuesday's Children And The American Widow Project Rebuild For Hurricane Victims

Widows unite for a common cause in New Orleans to honor their loved ones

Nov 09, 2012, 11:10 ET from Tuesday's Children

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's Children, the leading non-profit working with children and families affected by the events of September 11, 2001, has partnered with The American Widow Project to participate in a build for a family in New Orleans who lost their home to a hurricane.

The women will be taking part in a St. Bernard Project weekend-long home build in the areas of New Orleans still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and newly-impacted areas hit this year by Hurricane Isaac. The need in these communities remains great given the tremendous amount of damage caused by these storms, as most recently seen by Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast.

Tuesday's Children family members who lost their husbands on September 11th are honored to join with women from The American Widow Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2007 whose core focus is to provide peer-to-peer support and resources to women who have lost a husband or fiance in military service, whether to an accident or illness or in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. These women will be honoring their loved ones' legacies by joining together and healing through helping others.

Taryn Davis, Founder and Executive Director of The American Widow Project, said, "It is an honor to have the spouses of 9/11 victims come together with spouses of our fallen service members to give back, heal and bond. These women are all survivors and the definition of perseverance. The American Widow Project is honored to have Tuesday's Children, and all of those they serve, become a source of hope to all the families who will never forget the sacrifices made for our great Nation."

In addition to the build, the women from Tuesday's Children and AWP will participate in some other activities provided by AWP during their weekend getaway to help strengthen the healing bonds created through these projects.

Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children, says, "This project is truly an honor for Tuesday's Children to be a part of and we look forward to partnering with the American Widow Project for many years to come."

About Tuesday's Children
Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities. For more information, please visit www.tuesdayschildren.org.

SOURCE Tuesday's Children