November: The month we give thanks in so many ways. Also, a time to remember our Veterans and the sacrifices they have made. 20% all sales on our website will be given for the Healing Heros program at Wind River Christian Family Dude Ranch in Estes Park, Colorado. Wind River Ranch has created cathartic vacation weeks specifically designed for Healing Heros and their families. Our donation will make these get-a-ways possible.
For many veterans, a family vacation is virtually impossible. Between triggers for memories, financial obstacles, and fear of questions and/or stares, vacation is simply not an option. Healing Heroes week at Wind River Ranch provides this oasis. Programs are targeted specifically for the needs of those coming. Before even arriving, the families have been held in prayer by the staff, volunteers, and others helping to make the week possible. After experiencing the week as a volunteer, my eyes were opened to the challenges our veterans face upon return to their families.
Jason Jones, a fourth year Wind River Ranch hero visitor, says “Wind River Ranch Healing Heroes week is one of the only places that my entire family is at peace.” His children are free to experience camp fires, horse back rides, unorganized play time, receive love from the staff and volunteers, and even ride the only horse-a-potomus in Colorado! The horse-a-potomus happens to be a miniature mule when not being ridden by children. Jason and his wife can connect in a refreshing atmosphere without judgment from others who do not understand the challenged faced as a result of his service.
As they say at the ranch, please join us to stack hands with Wind River Ranch as they provide respite, relaxation, and renewal for our Veterans!
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