Wounded Warriors Retreat, Inc. held their Annual Wounded Warriors Banquet Thursday, September 30, at Beaver Creek Plantation. The ticket price for the event included admission to the Retreat, a meal of prime rib with all the trimmings, and one ticket for the house gun drawing, a Henry Golden Boy rifle. This year’s winner of the house rifle was Spivey Orthopedics of Vidalia.
Wounded Warriors Retreat, Inc. (WWR) is a Christian-Faith-Based organization that provides outdoor recreational activities for United States service men and women who are physically wounded or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of combat in military conflicts since World War II. Most of these veterans served in or after Vietnam, and it is a chance for them to gather with veterans who have similar experiences and physical disabilities. Some suffer from breathing issues, some may be lacking in limbs, or they may be in wheelchairs. But for many of those who enjoyed the outdoor activities in their youth, it is a chance to do that again. Additionally, WWR members provide faith-based counseling, and oftentimes, wounded warriors experience these services and then join the organization to become counselors and members themselves.
This year’s event raised $65,000 in benefits to assist with future projects of the organization.
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