Military Widows Come to Pennsylvania For Healing, Connecting, and Fun

Weekend-long event helps widows face challenges of loss, build connections, and embrace life again.
 
READING, Pa. - Nov. 3, 2015 - PRLog -- The American Widow Project (AWP), a National nonprofit dedicated to uniting, empowering, and educating military widows, with the support of local businesses, will hold a weekend retreat on November 13th-16th, 2015 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Twelve military widows from around the country will meet to share their stories, connect, and renew their hope for the future.

Since 2001, over 6,700 service members have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. This number does not include deaths caused by service-related illnesses or injuries, accidents, or military suicides from current and past conflicts. Often, these service members leave behind wives, fiances, or girlfriends who must not only cope with the loss of a loved one, but also rebuild their lives. The American Widow Project provides vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize healing and hope for a brighter future.

The AWP event activities planned for the weekend include a kickboxing class provided by Mmaxout Muhlenberg that will help the widows break down barriers, private Black Forest Brewery experience, bonding over a cooking class by Home Run Cooking, some pampering done by Salon EveLeila and ending the event with a beautiful dinner from Dundore and Hiester.In addition to the named events, the AWP has a few more surprises in store for the military widows attending this special weekend getaway. These activities, along with the small number of attendees and diversity of the group, allow everyone to build personal relationships and heal emotional wounds. Staying together in a single house, attendees are able to share memories of their fallen soldiers and struggles they’ve experienced as widows. Women leave with a critical support system as they return home with renewed hope for the future.

The American Widow Project would like to thank the city of Lancaster, Mmaxout Muhlengerg, Black Forest Brewery, Home Run Cooking, Dundore and Hiester, Salon EveLeila, Nonno Alby's, New York Bagelry and all AWP supporters for their generous donations and assistance in helping give back to the families whose spouses have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great Nation.

About American Widow Project

The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to our Nation’s military widows. The mission of the American Widow Project is to connect military widows through peer-based support programs, designed by military widows, to educate, empower, and assist them as they rebuild their lives in the face of tragedy. Through their programs, the organization has reached over 1,500 military widows nationwide and continues to support new military widows on a daily basis. For more information go to www.americanwidowproject.org or call 1.877.297.9436.

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Erin Dructor

208.241.4735

erin@americanwidowproject.org

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