After the cremation has been done, we supply any or all of the following: An obituary, an urn, death certificates, a pastor, a headstone, a plot, a bouquet of flowers, and cover the opening and closing of the grave fee. (Please scroll down to see terms of agreement).
The Cremation Assistance Foundation (CAF) is an organization based on Christian values, but available to all. We assist those unable to afford the burial or interment of themselves or a loved one.
One night a man takes his last breath alone. He has outlived his family and friends. No one writes his obituary. No one sends flowers or drops off food to a grieving family . He slips quietly into the night. Meanwhile across town a single mom rally’s the strength to put her kids to bed. The cancer has taken it’s toll. She worries how she will pay for her final expenses. What memories will her kids have of her last days. How will she pay for a funeral? Where will she be laid to rest so that her kids have a place to visit her? Close by, a young family went through years of infertility treatments and all of their savings. Faced with complications they are now planning a funeral instead of a nursery. These are just a few of the stories happening around you. In a local nursing home the cremains of an indigent man sits on the shelf of the director of nursing, who, out of her own pocket paid for his cremation. Sometimes we make plans and sometimes plans change. Most of us go through life believing we will have plenty of time to make plans, but all too often we are called home when we least expect it. The CAF was created to help ease the financial burden many struggle with. Through your donations we will work toward providing peace of mind for those affected by such hardships.
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