"I am optimistic that we will raise the remaining $5 million that will enable us to welcome our first group of wounded warrior visitors early next Summer.” - Ken Falke, Founder
Bluemont, Virginia (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Boulder Crest Retreat, the country’s first and only privately-funded retreat offering accommodations and recreational therapeutic services to wounded warriors, announced today that the charity has reached the $5 million goal for construction of the site in the overall capital campaign goal of $10 million. The budget is funded completely by donations.
Founder Ken Falke also reported that construction-related, in-kind contributions have now been received from General Electric, Luck Stone, McCormick Paints, James Hardie Company, The Continental Products Company and Road Star Internet...in addition to Trex Company.
Construction of the project which began in early Summer is well underway on the four cabins and the maintenance building. The roofing has begun and is expected to be completed by early winter, enabling installation of plumbing, electrical, flooring, HVAC and other interior systems to easily proceed during inclement weather. Over the next few months, the foundation will be laid on the meetinghouse. Plans will be finalized for the interior design and furnishings of all the buildings, services that will be contributed on a pro bono basis by Nancy West at Noble West Interiors. The Retreat is on schedule for completion in the Summer of 2013.
“I am very proud of our progress to date and wish to thank the many contributors who have enabled us to reach this important milestone,” said Ken Falke. “Our goals over the coming months remain very aggressive and I am optimistic that we will raise the remaining $5 million that will enable us to welcome our first group of wounded warrior visitors early next Summer.”
Boulder Crest, a not-for-profit organization, was founded by Ken Falke, a retired U.S. Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) expert and successful local entrepreneur who donated land in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for this purpose. Once completed, Boulder Crest Retreat will offer the wounded military men and women returning from the battlefields a restful and rural sanctuary to enjoy time to reconnect with their families at no cost.
In addition to the handicap-accessible ‘greentech’ cabins and a meetinghouse, an organic garden, a bird sanctuary, a fishing pond, nature walks and other outdoor amenities will be part of the recreational and nonclinical therapies offered onsite at Boulder Crest Retreat. To see photographs of the construction in progress, visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org
About Boulder Crest Retreat
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boulder Crest Retreat offers a rural sanctuary to wounded warriors and their families through accommodations, non-clinical and recreational therapeutic activities to speed their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Founded in 2010 by retired US Navy EOD Technician and successful local entrepreneur Ken Falke, this not-for-profit undertaking will be built on land he and his wife, Julia, donated and with funds contributed by local corporations and private citizens. For more information or to make a tax deductable donation, visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
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