NEWS & EVENTS
It's big, colorful, and filled with many reasons for quiet reflection on America's heroes who have served this country since its beginning. In particular, the wall honors those who have perished or been forever wounded since our earliest freedom fighters who gained America's independence in 1776.
In addition, the wall recognizes not only the iHalt Foundation, but also the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation, a 501(c) (3) entity that was formed to honor fallen New York City fire fighter Stephen Siller who perished on 9/11 in the tunnel leading to the Twin Towers as he was rushing to help people trapped in the towers. Today, the T2T Foundation is either paying off the mortgages or building homes for fire fighters, police officers and military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, as well as first responders and soldiers who have been severely injured. Learn more about T2T at: www.tunnel2towers.org.
A Final Salute to a Warrior
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Gunick, a Vietnam Vet and retired carpenter, shown
with his beloved service dog, Niko.
Media Interviews Introduce iHalt
Posted November 20, 2017
National media's openness to stories about iHalt points to the crying need for the initiative. iHalt President Judy Williams has interviewed with Women Worldwide''s founder Deidrea Breckenridge, WJLA, Channel 7, ABC Washington, WHDH Channel 7, Boston, ESPN New York, WHSV TV3, ABC Harrisonburg, VA, and Dove Television Media, Utah here in the start-up phase of the foundation's work.
Older Youth Lend a Hand
Posted October 25, 2018
The iHalt curriculum, Stepping Stones to Civility©, provides opportunities for older youth to interact with and mentor younger kids in supervised settings. Through mentoring, homework help, and assisting with space preparations for interactive lessons with first responders, the older youth in after school programs add a critical level of role modeling for the younger children.
2019 Growth Focus for iHalt
Throughout the spring and summer of 2019, iHalt staff and volunteers will be reaching out to targeted law enforcement, fire and rescue divisions across the Southeast and Midwest to engage them - and the after school programs in their cities - in the iHalt partnership focused on saving lives. See our travel schedule listed to the right.
After two years in the making, the long-awaited Wall of Honor made its debut today at iHalt's headquarters in Staunton, VA.
The wall showcases and honors first responders - fire, police, rescue personnel, and soldiers - who have given their lives in the line of duty. From the Twin Towers of 911 to officers being slain while trying to protect those they served, The Wall of Honor will serve as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices these local and national heroes have made and will continue to make for us.
Kick Offs, Kids & First Responders... Some of our Favorite Events!
Reaching out in 2020
Planning Meetings with First Responders & After School Program Coordinators
NATIONAL LAUNCH SLATED
IN NEW YORK CITY
PLEASE STAY SAFE
iHalt's Wall of Honor Debuted
Posted May 8, 2019