Today we had the opportunity to attend Boulder Crest Retreat’s grand opening of its 37-acre, first-class sanctuary for the Wounded Warrior Project. The ceremony was attended by military leaders, active-duty service members, Wounded Warriors and their families. The day-long event included a speech from Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours of the retreat, a barbeque meal and outdoor activities with a quintessential campfire and s’mores to top off the night.
Located atop the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Bluemont, Va., this retreat will provide the families and friends of America’s Wounded Warriors with a place to “reconnect, recreate, recover and reintegrate” with their loved ones as they are rehabilitating in nearby hospitals.
The goal of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower our service men and women who have been injured while protecting our country. The organization depends on donations and volunteers to continue to provide its services to our veterans, so when they approached us about donating one of our CITY MULTI systems for the new reception center at Boulder Crest Retreat, we were happy to participate. We hope that our VRF zoning system will offer the wounded soldiers and their families a year-round comfortable and relaxing environment as they go through the long journey of recovery. Our system will also help the founders of the retreat reach their goals to minimize operational expenses and create a long-term, sustainable facility. It is our honor to help provide this serene space for our nation’s heroes, those who have given so much to serve and protect our freedom.
To find out how you can help our Wounded Warriors, visit www.bouldercrestretreat.org/volunteer.