Eden Condominiums salutes wounded military veterans with free, week-long beach vacations in Perdido Key in SeptemberAugust 27 2018
Photo Credit: Emerald Coast Images
Two dozen wounded American military veterans and their families will soon enjoy a one week stay in paradise, thanks to Eden Condominiums. It’s the fifth consecutive year that owners and management of the luxury beachfront property have offered Perdido Key vacations as a way to give back to U.S. military. Veterans and their families will begin arriving on September 15.
Eden’s “Wounded Warriors Week” began in 2014, when one Eden owner offered his unit to a wounded veteran as a gesture of thanks for his service. As word spread, other Eden owners joined in and the effort quickly took off.
In 2019, Operation ReConnect, a nonprofit organization established to link veterans to beachfront properties, will officially take over Eden’s Wounded Warriors Week. By then, Eden will have welcomed some 350 veterans and family members into luxury beachfront accommodations for a week of fun and sun. For some, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“It has been an honor to host our warriors and their families at Eden and it’s hard to believe that we’ve reached our fifth year,” said April Adams, rental manager at Eden. She adds that the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses who lend their support is heartwarming. “Because of local donors, our visitors do not have to pay for some of their meals, gas, snacks and activities, easing their financial burden so they can truly enjoy themselves.”
Two military veteran organizations, Wounded War Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project, help to coordinate the week-long event at Eden, and the local USO Northwest Florida has been a big supporter for several years.
HOW TO HELP
If you or your business would like to contribute to the week of fun and relaxation for our wounded veterans, Eden is asking for paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper), paper plates and cups, plastic cutlery, bottles of water, soda, snacks and meal donations. Additionally, we would appreciate any free items that our guests can take home with them or attraction tickets during their stay at Eden. Please contact Eden by phone or email at 850-492-3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 DONORS & SPONSORS:
Neil Scrimpshire, PAWN Investments
Bart Wiggins, Supreme Paper
Perdido Beach Services
Sail Wild Hearts
Christina Barrow, Emerald Coast Images
Bill Stromquist, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Perdido Key Sports Bar
Perdido Key Chamber
USO Northwest Florida
Culinary Productions, Mike Desorbo
Denise and Michael Cushman
Jan and Jeffery Douglas
Thomas and Lina Flint