Skip to comments.He Helps Military Get R&R (Warrior Vacations-help needed)
Posted on 12/12/2008 6:26:02 AM PST by Dutchgirl
Robert Peters felt guilty. Guilty that he is here while our armed forces risk their lives, worlds away. That's when the idea came to him: Warrior Vacations. Oases of condos line the shores of Amelia Island. Empty condos, including his. Why not loan them out to active military and their families? So, Peters is asking condo owners to donate their property for one or two weeks. The process will be fairly simple one: Fill out a form at warriorvacations.org and wait to be paired with a condo owner. Peters said soldiers must be active duty, in good standing, be married and had been deployed within the last year. Families and owners will be matched beginning Jan. 1. The ultimate goal is for Warrior Vacations to go nationwide. Initially, the program will be available only to Fort Stewart personnel. "The military and their families have shouldered the burden for all of us," Peters said. Returning from combat, providing a little R&R, is the least that can be done. Initiated by Peters, Warrior Vacations is an outreach program for Authentic Impact Inc. For more information on Warrior Vacations, visit warriorvacations.org or call (904) 206-0710.
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You are eligible to participate if you are a:
Member of the Uniformed Services or an adult dependant (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy; active duty and both active and inactive reserve and National Guard)
Foreign exchange service member on permanent duty with the DoD
Retired Member of the Uniformed Services or an adult dependant (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy)
Civilian employees of the DoD (appropriated, non-appropriated, or retired) or an adult dependant
American Red Cross personnel serving overseas with the U.S. military
DoD Dependant School teacher or an adult dependant
Disabled American Veteran @ 100% with 2765 ID Card
I tried for two weeks to give away a week in San Clemente to the military. It ends tomorrow. I tried to contact a vacations for vets organization —— but they are on vacation until the new year. The condo went vacant.