The weekend, aimed at creating new bonds and promoting healing in a relaxed atmosphere, will be spent at a vacation rental in Santa Monica. Activities planned for the weekend include participating in the “Amazing Santa Monica Race”, reflection time at Arlington West, and a special dinner provided by Primitivo Wine Bistro. In addition to the named events, the AWP has a few more surprises in store for the military widows attending this special weekend getaway.
The American Widow Project would like to thank the “Amazing Santa Monica Race” for their discount and donation of tickets, Primitivo Wine Bistro in Venice for providing dinner, Tiffini Soforenko of Yummy Cupcakes in Santa Monica, Debra Willis of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation, Wildtree Consultant, Briley Laurent, and all AWP Supporters for their generous donations and efforts in supporting this event.
In 2007 Michael Davis lost his life while serving his country in Iraq. At a mere 21 years of age, Taryn Davis became a widow. In the wake of this tragedy, Taryn began to discover that resources were scarce for young military widows. To reach out and support other young women who had lost a husband in service, Taryn began the American Widow Project (AWP). To date, the American Widow Project has served over 1,100 military widows across the U.S. In 2011, the AWP was recognized as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, awarded the Diane Von Furstenberg People's Voice Award, and was a recipient of VH1's Do Something Award. Founder, Taryn Davis, was also named one of Newsweek's 125 Women Who Shake the World, Glamour Magazine's 21 Amazing Young Women, and was nominated as Texan of the Year.