Soldier Support

After Sunday's deadly helicopter crash that left 16 soldiers dead, including four from Fort Carson, the mountain post is doing whatever it can to make sure families are getting the support they need.

Fort Carson's Emergency Family Assistance Center offers financial help and legal advice as well as spiritual and emotional help for families who have lost loved ones. The Army also assists with planning memorial services.

In addition to help for families of soldiers who have died, Army doctors are also there treating the wounded soldiers. Case workers keep track of all the injured soldiers who come in, in case they need help on top of their medical needs.

There are also family readiness groups on post who volunteer their time to cook, clean, take care of children or do any other odd jobs around the house to help out a grieving famliy.

Army families with questions about the services available can call this number: 526-4590.