The weekend, aimed at creating new bonds and promoting healing in a relaxed atmosphere, will be spent at a vacation rental in Seattle. Activities planned for the weekend include a day of Kayaking and Zip Lining on the San Juan Islands, a guided food tour at Pikes Place Market , and a special dinner provided by Palisade Restaurant. 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 Outdoor Odysseys, Zip San Juan, and Savor Seattle for their generous discounts on activities, Palisade Restaurant in Seattle for donating a special dinner, Piecora's for their donation of pizzas, Christi-Ana Crews of Operation Honor Our Heroes, Kim Blankenstein, Megan Sokolowski 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.