Wounded Warrior Retreat Dock

$125 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 4 months
Created March 6, 2019
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Wiregrass Wounded Veterans Committee

Who is the WWVC?

WWVC was established in 2010 by the Enterprise Lions Club to coordinate community-wide support for Wounded Warriors attending the Club’s annual Boll Weevil 100-Mile Bicycle Ride and 10-Kilometer Run. Today, the committee pays for the food, lodging and entry fees of warriors participating in the Boll Weevil 100 as a part of their recovery and rehabilitation program. We encourage their family members to attend and many do. WWVC funds are administered and accounted for through the Enterprise Lions Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To date, WWVC has donated over $200,000 to participating U.S. Army Medical Command Warrior Transition Units at Fort Benning, Fort Campbell, Fort Gordon, Fort Jackson and Fort Stewart. In addition, WWVC assists the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (DFMWR) with events for injured and ill veterans from every U.S. conflict and every branch of service. Last year we donated $15,000 toward the purchase of a handicap accessible travel trailer.

What is our Status?

The project has been approved by all authorities on Fort Rucker, however, this project will not begin until sufficient donations are in hand to ensure completion of the dock. The good news is 100% of the proceeds received will be used to build this dock. The members of the WWVC are all volunteers and there will not be any administrative cost for this project. Once completed, the dock will be donated to Fort Rucker MWR allowing for injured and ill veterans use of this “American Disabilities Act” compliant retreat.

How Can You Help?

Make your tax deductable contributions to:

Send checks to the address at the bottom of this page

VISIT our WebSite: www.TheWWVC.com for more information

This is the RIGHT project, at the RIGHT time, for the RIGHT reason!The Wounded Warrior Retreat by the Lake at Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, Alabama, was completed and ribbon cutting ceremony took place in September 2018. The next phase of this project, to provide wounded veterans an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, is to build a handicap accessible dock in front of this cabin. Veterans and their families have already been enjoying the beautiful accommodations. These same veterans and the proud military community of Fort Rucker and surrounding Wiregrass area, are greatly anticipating this wonderful addition. 

Just as the vision of the cabin could not have become reality without much support from donors like you, it will take great support again to make this dock a reality.
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A couple of the wounded warriors who have enjoyed the cabin wrote these sentiments:

As a wounded warrior I served two tours of duty (enlisted) as a scout observer on a light observation helicopter OH-6A with 7/17th Air CAV 1st BDE during the Vietnam War.
Fort Rucker is a very special place to me because I have brothers-in-arms that were also scout observers that I personally served with, whose names are listed as K.I.A. at the Fort Rucker Aviation Museum. They are forever engraved in my heart.
I am overwhelmed with emotions in a positive manner now knowing that there are people that obviously do care about our wounded warrriors. That we are not forgotten.
Wounded warriors are special in that most never reveal anything about their time at war – we keep our pain and suffering locked-up in a special place in our minds – never to be revealed – even to other veterans.
To all wounded warriors, I say thank you. May God forever bless you.
To all – my wife and I say thank you to all for this very special cabin/retreat. I pray this cabin is blessed as a place of healing, both physical and mental for our wounded warriors and families.

Wounded Veteran, SGT-US Army
As a wounded warrior its nice to have a place to go to where you can truly let go and relax! Thank you so much, Ft Rucker MWR for all your kindness. The staff at Ft Rucker MWR go above and beyond to make sure your stay here is stress free! Definitely will be returning with other disabled veterans so they too can experience this great retreat.
Thank you so much!! Ft Rucker commanders, Ft Rucker MWR, WWVC, and all the donators and builders.

Wounded Veteran, USMC-Retired
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During the past five months, since the cabin became available for occupancy, the occupancy rate has averaged 55%. The cabin has been enjoyed by 24 families. We expect to see these numbers increase with the warmer, vacation months approaching.

How much more will this Wounded Warrior Retreat by the Lake be enjoyed once the handicap accessible dock is completed?!
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