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In our research of other programs, several other non-profits have encouraged us to start small and build our way up. Great logic, right? It’s the American way. You start with the hot dog cart on the corner and years later, your restaurants are franchised all over the country. It’s how you do a good thing. We get that paradigm.

But, for us, this is not the right thing to do in this instance. We mean no disrespect to the stated mission of other organizations, but here’s the nitty gritty on this one.

Nobody asked these guys if there were willing to start small and build up to something big. They are expected to put their lives on the line every day.

What message are we sending our vets? We are all aware of the multi-million dollar playgrounds that exist all over the world for the privileged upper classes. What message do our vets receive when they attend a weekend event at a campground? They enjoy it. It’s fulfilling. It’s wonderful to be singled out for special care and recognition. No complaints here. It’s a good thing. But…

Our vision demands us to create a dedicated program lodged in a dedicated space. A place that isn’t going anywhere. A place that isn’t threatened by funding cuts or foreclosure. This place is committed to staying and performing it’s mission and creating an ongoing relationship with those that we serve. Many of our wounded warriors were wounded because they didn’t run from the conflict, they stayed in place and put themselves in harm’s way in order to complete their mission. They deserve this same treatment from us.

Imagine what it would feel like for a wounded warrior and their family to enter a beautiful place that had been set aside for them, and them alone. A place that was designed, engineered, and planned with them and their family’s specific needs in mind. At a dedicated environmental education center located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland,  its founder, John Erickson, had the same goal in mind. The facility was designed to impress. It’s programs were top-notch. The  inner-city school kids and teachers alike were dumb-founded to realize that someone had gone to all this trouble for them.  For many of these kids, they experienced hope and a turning point in their lives because of their time spent in such beautiful and dedicated surroundings.

Wounded warriors and their families will experience some of the most beautiful areas of Colorado on their healing retreat at the Wounded Warrior Restoration Center.

Dedicated. Our combat veterans have proved their dedication. It’s our turn now. Please help us fulfill this big vision which will have big results in the lives of our wounded warriors and their families. Donate now or contact us with your ideas to help.

What more can be said here?

Let me just say it again:  JULY 15th IS OUR CLOSING DATE!

We need your help to secure this property so that we can move forward with preparing the property and programming for our wounded combat veterans and their families.

We are committed to bringing $2.4 million to the table in just a few weeks. We have a ways to go. Grants have been applied for, presentations made, presentations scheduled and more grants to go. This is a grassroots effort as well. Can you come alongside? Can you donate of your resources and time? Can you pray for the miracles that are needed to see this vision come to fruition?

Thanks for your help! Our wounded servicemen and servicewomen and their families deserve a place to come and be served. Be a part of the vision.

They chose to serve….

WILL YOU?

Many people have heard of the children’s book series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” What we expect here at Wounded Warriors – Sons & Daughters of America are a series of inspired and amazing miracles. Our mission demands this.

It’s not just the fundraising or program development. It’s definitely not just the renovations or staff development. Yes, all of these are miracles. What we keep in mind as our driving force is that we expect a series of miracles when the Wounded Warriors Restoration Center is open. These miracles will take place in the lives of wounded combat veterans and their families. We challenge you to remember that everything that you give whether it be your prayers, time, or money make you a part of these miracles.

This is a challenge because completing a vision takes risk. It takes braving the HUGE possibility of failure. It takes the ability to see the many opportunities along the way.

Many of the wounded combat veterans that we meet want to believe that the Wounded Warriors Restoration Center will become a reality. We join them in this belief.

This hope that we have in our vision takes faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. We see our work rescuing lives. We see our work restoring families. We see our work helping wounded servicemen and women understand their importance to society and to their families. We see our work restoring a sense of destiny and purpose to lives broken by the effects of combat.

Fulfilling this vision takes momentum. It will occur by many people becoming involved in every step of the way. Our mission now is to build the Restoration Center and raise the funds to be debt free as we purchase the land and make renovations. You can be a part of that miracle. Please pray and please consider donating to the cause.