Bluemont, Va. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Boulder Crest Retreat for wounded warriors (http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org) – now in its final stages of construction in Bluemont, Va. – will be equipped with a new ADA-accessible children’s playground, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund (http://www.rdchildrensfund.org). A new rural sanctuary for wounded members of the military and their families, Boulder Crest Retreat is located just 60 miles outside of Washington, D.C., and scheduled for a grand opening on September 6. The retreat’s mission is to enable wounded warriors and their families to recover and reconnect with each other in a peaceful environment.
“The life changing injuries that our wounded warriors receive are very impactful to the families and especially the children,” said Luciana Duvall, co-founder of the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund. “Our Children’s Fund is focused on improving the lives of children across the world. Robert and I are honored to be supporting Boulder Crest Retreat and helping our wounded warriors’ children have a playground at this beautiful facility.”
The ADA-accessible children’s playground on the 37-acre retreat is being designed and built by Sport Systems in Ijamsville, Md. The playground is part of the accommodations and amenities at Boulder Crest Retreat that will provide non-clinical therapies, recreational activities and accommodations to wounded warriors and their families. The retreat will feature ADA-accessible facilities that include a 7,000 square-foot meeting house and four 1,600 square-foot log cabins, a walled Victorian garden, an organic vegetable garden, a greenhouse, a bird sanctuary, fishing ponds and plenty of accessible paths and trails.
The idea for the playground came from Genna and Rhian Falke, the daughters of the retreat’s founders, who are leading the fundraising efforts for the entire playground project. The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund donation brings the current fundraising efforts to $35,000 which is halfway to their goal of $70,000 for the entire cost of the playground project.
“As we build Boulder Crest Retreat for our wounded warriors and their families, we want to know that the children will have activities and the space to play,” said Genna Falke. “Rhian and I are very thankful to the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund for its generous donation to the retreat’s playground to ensure all of our guests have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while spending time together as a family.”
Wounded warriors who are receiving outpatient care for serious wounds or psychological trauma at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., will be able to stay at the rural retreat with their families for up to 14 days, free of charge. The retreat is being funded entirely by private and corporate donations and has raised more than $5 million toward the fundraising goal of $10 million.
“We are very impressed with the quality and design of the Sport Systems playground that will give wounded warriors in wheel chairs the accessibility to lift their children up and place them on the monkey bars,” said Rhian Falke. “Boulder Crest Retreat is just too beautiful of a place to sit indoors and play video games, and we look forward to welcoming our nation’s military families.”
For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat or to make a donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, it is slated for opening in 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
Robert Duvall Children's Fund
The Robert Duvall Children's Fund (RDCF) is a 501 (c)(3) committed to improving the living conditions of impoverished children throughout Latin America, India, and the United States. In Northern Argentina, RDCF has improved the quality of life of many families by refurbishing schools, hospitals and private institutions through Todos Juntos, a local organization in Argentina dedicated to providing education to children living with Downs Syndrome.
Since its establishment in 2001, RDCF has expanded its reach by assisting many reputable organizations in meeting the needs of children through educational, developmental or medical assistance programs. Some of these organizations include, the Texas Rangers Association Foundation, the Henry and William Evans Home for Children, and many more at http://rdchildrensfund.org/.