It has been a busy week at the Active Heroes’ Military Family Retreat. April has ended in typical fashion, with a lot of rain. Unfortunately, Active Heroes had to reschedule the April 30 volunteer day due to the weather. Active Heroes always strives to consider the safety of its guests and volunteers, so the decision was made reschedule due to storms in the area.
However, throughout the past week, volunteers have worked on several different projects around the Retreat. Active Heroes has officially obtained its building permit for the second cabin, and UAW FORD cleared the area where the new cabin will be built.
“We are anxiously awaiting delivery of the second cabin in May,” said Ryan DeLong, Retreat Center manager. “Right now, we are continuing to prepare for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The great thing about the recent rain is that the grass we planted around the first cabin is growing rapidly.”
The first cabin, which has been built in honor of Major Justin Fitch, is almost complete and should be completely furnished soon. There has also been work conducted on the roads around the Retreat, in preparation for the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 27, 2016. Active Heroes will be offering hayride tours of the Retreat the day of the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Retreat also had some trees removed in preparation to expand the parking around the cabin area, this way it can accommodate more guests.
April has been a great month at the Retreat. Things are moving along quickly, and many people are extremely excited to see what can be accomplish in May with Active Heroes’ outstanding volunteer support. You can register to volunteer and find out more by clicking the ‘Volunteer at the Retreat’ button at https://activeheroes.org/military-family-retreat/