Dignity Memorial®, Advantage and Olinger Funeral Providers Offer 24-Hour Counseling and Grief Resources to Denver Area Community and Families

Aurora, Colo. - July 20, 2012

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, the Advantage, Olinger and Dignity Memorial® networks of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers are making their Compassion Helpline® available at no charge to the families and friends of the victims, as well as other community members affected by this event. The toll-free number designated for use by members of the Aurora and Denver-area community and their families is 1-800-854-8080.

Answered 24 hours a day by professionally-trained and licensed counselors, many of whom are multi-lingual, the Compassion Helpline is designed to provide emotional support and guidance at no charge to those in need of counsel during times of grief or mourning. Local Dignity Memorial providers and their partner, Charles Nechtem & Associates Inc., will provide this resource free of charge.

Additionally, the Dignity Memorial network is making available its nationally-recognized grief management library which can be found by visiting www.DignityMemorial.com and clicking on “Library.” The network is also providing bereavement travel benefits to those affected. Anyone interested should call a Dignity Memorial provider in the Colorado area. Those providers can also be found at the Dignity Memorial website.

“Our hearts go out to the families and community members whose lives have been forever impacted by this tragic event,” said Matthew Whaley, president for Dignity Memorial providers in the Denver area. “It’s our hope that, in some way, our grief management resources can help them better understand and deal with the emotions evoked by such a difficult experience.”

With more than 1,800 locations and 18 Denver-area locations, the Dignity Memorial network is North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com.

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