Families who have a loved one in the military give up so much, and we often struggle with how to thank them. WAVE 3 News has teamed up with military charity, Active Heroes to show gratitude in simple ways. For the fourth year, Active Heroes continues home repairs for military families throughout the state of Kentucky with a focus in 2015 called Operation Room Retreat. Applications from Military families are taken from May 24th to June 14th. and families can apply or supporters can nominate a deserving family to receive a room makeover.
“We are proud to continue this amazing program supporting military families with a room retreat makeover,” said Troy Yocum, Active Heroes’ founder. “Our volunteers really enjoy meeting the families and working hard to transform their rooms into a personal retreat within their homes.”
Three military family winners will be chosen from the applications and announced on Listens Live, a Wave 3 broadcast program. Sponsors of Operation Room Retreat include UAW local 862, L & N Federal Credit Union, Al Good Food, Zaxby’s , Aire Serve, Winner Furniture and The Home Depot.
For the volunteers from Active Heroes and the sponsoring companies, who put in all the time to make this day special, seeing the genuine joy on the faces of the military families makes it worth it.
“I love it,” said Keelie Montague, a volunteer from Active Heroes. “This is really a great cause. After seeing the families, that made my day.”
Click here to nominate a military family.