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National Military Family Association- Operation Purple Benefit
Sat, May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM – Mon, May 29, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP... Mark your calendars, Make your reservations! This "Memorial Day Weekend" (May 27 - May 29, 2017). Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun and exciting 6 Mile Canoe Trip down the beautiful Tuscarawas River, all the while knowing you are helping Military Soilders and their Famlies!
How you may ask?
For every 6 Mile Canoe Rental (each canoe holds 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children under 10) you pay $39.00 per canoe. Canal Fulton Canoe Livery is giving 25% (a total of $10.00) of every canoe rental to the National Military Family Association- Operation Purple.
What is Operation Purple? How will this HELP?
Operation Purple® Camps (OPC), nearly 2,500 military kids per year will connect with peers who have dealt with many of the same things, like frequent moves, a deployed parent, and sometimes a parent’s injury. At camp, kids enjoy kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding, and service activities where they give back to the community. With a waitlist of more than 2,000 kids each year, OPC continues to be a sought-after summer experience. Military Kids, Serve, Too®!
Operation Purple Family Retreats® Our Retreats help families reunite and reintegrate after deployments. Families can unplug and relax and also attend organized activities to help strengthen and renew their relationships. With an average of 300 family applicants each year, and the ability to serve only a quarter of these families, Family Retreats remain paramount to us and to the nation’s military families.
Operation Purple Healing Adventures® Our Healing Adventures are family retreats designed specifically to help families of wounded, ill, or injured service members. These long-weekend experiences help families adjust to their “new normal,” and rediscover family-fun and togetherness. With an average of 150 applications and the ability to serve only a fourth of these families, Healing Adventures continue to be vital to our mission and the nation’s wounded, ill, or injured families.
Come enjoy canoeing and all the while knowing you are helping GIVE BACK...To Military Soilders and their Families who have GIVEN and CONTINUE TO GIVE everyday!