On May 23rd, 2015, veterans and military families from the EBAY warehouse located in Shepherdsville, KY, visited and volunteered at the Active Heroes Retreat Center. The group had discovered Active Heroes online and quickly realized that the retreat center was located six miles from their warehouse and that Memorial Day was around the corner. It was a perfect time to get involved with a military charity. Before heading into EBAY for the day’s work, the group volunteered for two hours. The veteran group grabbed weed eaters, chainsaws and a variety of other tools and began clearing out the top four acres to help Active Heroes prep the location for a future cabin.
“It was a blistering hot day,” said Troy Yocum, founder of Active Heroes. “But the veterans from EBAY never stopped the work at the retreat. We are making big progress in cleaning and clearing out the land for future development.”
The group also got a tour of the entire 144 acres on Atvs. The veterans and families were shown the pergola, future road development areas, camping locations, statues and even the new archery course area that is set to be installed during June of 2015.
“The Active Heroes Retreat is beautiful,” said Stephenae Brown, from EBAY. “We really enjoyed volunteering and we will be back in the future to help.”
Interested volunteers or volunteer groups can help at the retreat be signing up here: VOLUNTEER
To learn more about the Military Family Retreat Center go to : https://activeheroes.org/military-family-retreat/