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.
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.