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Home News American Legion OCW grant provides respite for wounded servicemembers

American Legion OCW grant provides respite for wounded servicemembers

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Leadership from the Department of Virginia recently delivered a $10,000 American Legion Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW) grant to the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, Va. The grant will provide a week’s stay at the retreat for five recovering wounded servicemembers and their families.

The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is an 11,000-square foot, five-bedroom home on 37 acres in the historic and picturesque Virginia countryside in Prince William County. The retreat, operated by the nonprofit organization Serve Our Willing Warriors, provides activities, special events and camaraderie for its guests.

Every dollar donated to OCW goes toward the comfort items and services that help servicemembers in their recovery. For donations to OCW, visit www.legion.org/donate.






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