HeartsApart.org was created to keep families connected while our military men and women are serving abroad. Through the efforts of our community's finest photographers, HeartsApart.org provides our soon to be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children. The photographs are printed on waterproof and durable bi-folded cards, which fit securely in their uniform pocket. HeartsApart.org believes that our military personnel deserve and need the memory of their families to carry them through the difficult times that lie ahead.
Founded in 2010 in North Carolina, home to Pope AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB, Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River, we have begun our volunteer efforts in our own backyard. Today, we continue to expand by partnering with photographers throughout the United States and continue to honor our service members across the country.
HeartsApart.org recently expanded their services and are now providing photographs of newborn babies born to military personnel who were serving abroad and were not able to attend the birth due to their military obligations.
The HeartsApart.org program is offered at no cost to those participating in our portrait sessions.
In 2012, the Joining Forces Community Challenge was launched to recognize citizens and organizations with a demonstrated and genuine desire to be of service to military families. From more than 300 submissions, HeartsApart.org was invited to the White House as a “2012 Joining Forces Community Challenge Finalist”, ranking 3rd in “People's Choice” voting.
The goal of HeartsApart.org is simple. As long as servicemen and women are in harm's way and separated from their families, we will be taking pictures. There is no end to the project - just a commitment to continue to serve our Armed Forces while they continue to serve us.