AWARE foundation named ‘Everyday Hero’, receiving $5,000 grant

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The AWARE foundation of Virginia received a $5,000 grant from the Investigation Discovery Network.

The AWARE foundation was selected as the ID Network’s ‘Everyday Hero.’

The foundation serves as a resource for families who have missing loved ones. Established by Kenny Jarels, the organization has now grown to 80,000 members and has been added to 26 law enforcement agencies ’ websites as a resource for families with lost loved ones. In addition, they share missing person cases to make sure the public stays informed.

According to Investigation Discovery, the grants are awarded to “everyday heroes that inspire a difference in the lives of others through their dedication to victims’ rights and healing.”

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