Virginia Retreat Planned For Willing Warriors
They were willing to make incredible sacrifices... as well as their families. Many returned home with loss of limbs, while many others returned with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -- injuries we cannot physically see. During the past seven years of spending time with our recovering warriors at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir hospitals, it became quite apparent that having time away from the cold hospital rooms with family was absolutely priceless -- true healing for the soldier's soul. What will your donation go toward? Your funds are needed to completely renovate this 11,000 sq ft retreat home for our wounded soldiers and their families. Going forward with building permits in hand, this house will be fully handicap accessible: 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 15X30 kitchen, plus, installation of an elevator, which will be accessible from each level. Most importantly, your donation will provide a "Home-Away-from-Home" for our nation's heroes and their families in the scenic Bull Run Mountains. Serve Our Willing Warriors' , 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, vision is to create a peaceful retreat where recovering warriors can come and share a mini vacation to get away from the grind of daily rehabilitation at the Bull Run Warrior Retreat at no cost to them. Our current goal is to host our first family the July 4th 2014.
SOWW to build second facility following $300K PenFed donation
Work begins today on a new facility for non-profit Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW), thanks to a $300,000 donation from PenFed Credit Union’s foundation. During today’s ceremony they broke ground on the new home, and presented SOWW with the $300,000 check. The money will be used to build another property where SOWW provides respite stays to military service members or veterans and their families. They currently have one home on their 40-acre Haymarket property at 16013 Waterfall Road. Learn more about the property here. According to SOWW’s Executive Director Jeffrey Sapp, the organization will be able to double their capacity once the home is completed, having two families stay on the property at the same time. “This is what makes America great. This is what makes our communities great…the care our service members receive at Walter Reed and our other military medical centers are first class. But hospitals are cold and very sterile by design…to have them have the opportunity to have a week away, at no expense to themselves, their family, and their friends, to refresh and build their lives again together as one, PenFed and the PenFed Foundation is very proud to play a part in being able to double the number of service members, caregivers, and friends that can be out here each year,” said PenFed CEO James Schenck. According to a release, they serve more than 500 guests per year. You can read the full article here: http://whatsupwoodbridge.com/penfed-credit-union-soww-donation/ What’s Up Prince William (WUPW.news) — http://wupw.news/ — provides free coverage and event promotion for non-profits. It also highlights individuals and organizations that are doing good things in the community. HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire — https://hometowneautorepairandtireofwoodbridge.com/ — in Woodbridge, Virginia helps fund it. To subscribe to the What’s Up Prince William YouTube channel, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXt8SJJseYrZxhRgdsybOlg
Serve Our Willing Warriors Vision
Serve Our Willing Warriors is 501( c) (3) nonprofit who mission is to provide our country's recovering Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors as well as their families with encouragement , support and respite stays at the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. The centerpiece of our vision is the Bull Run Warrior Retreat -- a "home away from home" for short respite stays for our "willing" warriors and their families as they continue to undergo long-term medical care. The retreat house is an 11,000 square foot home currently undergoing renovations and sits on 37 idyllic acres in Haymarket, VA -- approximately one hour from both hospitals. Upon completion, the retreat will be a place for the warriors and their families to be re-acquainted, renewed and reinvigorated during their journey back to wholeness. During our recent Christmas hospital events this weekend, we received a list12 pages long of warriors and families hoping for a future stay at the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. We are so close to our goal. Please help us finish this home and begin to share it with our Willing Warriors and their families. The will to serve is a precious thing . . . help us honor their service.