Guardian angels: Supporting the military and first responders one necklace at a time
The woman who invented the Angel of Valor necklace plans to become a financial angel to charities and organizations that support first responders and the military.
“I had an angel necklace I wore for many, many years and it was very special to me,” said Charlotte Ingram, founder of Angel of Valor, Incorporated.
Ingram never took off the necklace because she believed the angel watched over her US Marine son’s safety during training at Camp Pendleton and his four-year deployment to Afghanistan. She also believed the jewelry watched over her niece, who was battling stage three breast cancer.
“While thinking of these two people I loved so much, I had an idea to make my own pendant,” she said. “I thought I could make these for other military moms going through this. It could benefit military charities. The idea just got bigger and bigger.”
INSPIRED & DETERMINED
Ingram envisioned a company that would sell angel necklaces and donate proceeds to specific charities. She asked her son Tyler to sketch some angel designs, and the two chose their favorite. “It was beautiful,” said Ingram. Read More…
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