Provided by Col. William Grayson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
The Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution presented a $350 check to Serve Our Willing Warriors to sponsor a Warrior and his or her date at the organization’s 2nd Annual Gala fundraiser at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on 04 November 2017.
Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. It provides encouragement and non-medical programs that positively affect the well-being, recuperation, and lives of military service members (Warriors) who are wounded, ill, injured, recovering, or recovered from service-related injuries.
SOWW’s partners include Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Veteran Support Groups. Its programs center on honoring and helping Warriors. They include hospital visits, summer BBQs, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas gift-giving, and annual fundraisers. SOWW’s signature program is the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run.
An 11,000-square foot ADA accessible home on 37 acres, the Retreat offers Warriors six-day respite stays during which they, their families, and their caregivers can temporarily escape hospital settings and day-to-day demands to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with each other and support networks. It hosts only one family at a time and Warriors incur no cost.
The Chapter’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator, David Button, presented the check to SOWW’s Executive Director, Jeffrey Kendall Sapp. Also present were Barry Schwoerer, Chapter Vice President, and Mark Almquist, who serves as the Chapter’s Coordinator for SOWW and also volunteers as a handyman at the Retreat.
The Chapter has supported SOWW since 2015. To learn more about SOWW, visit willingwarriors.org.