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Fairfax and Loudoun County Firefighters Will Lend a Hand to Help Clear Land at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Va. on Veterans Day Weekend


Firefighters Will Lead Volunteers at Retreat's Work Day Event on Saturday, Nov. 10, as Construction Continues for the Rural Sanctuary for Wounded Warriors

Bluemont, Va. (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Virginia firefighters will be among the volunteers donating their time over Veterans Day weekend to help clear land at Boulder Crest Retreat, a rural sanctuary that will provide accommodations and non-clinical therapies and recreational activities for wounded warriors and their families to assist with their recovery. More than 60 volunteers are expected to take part in the work day event on Saturday, November 10, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the retreat grounds in Bluemont, Va.

“It is great to have people come together to lend a hand to show their appreciation and support of our wounded warriors and their families,” said Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. “I am very thankful for all of the ways people are contributing to the creation of Boulder Crest and I look forward to working alongside our volunteers on November 10.”

The volunteers will clear brush to create a pathway along the creek and pond on the scenic 37-acre property, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is the second time firefighters will volunteer at the retreat which will include career personnel, volunteer and retired firefighters from Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.

“When I met Ken and learned about the retreat, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of,” said Raul Perla, a Fairfax County firefighter and senior chief petty officer in the Navy Reserves. “It is a way for me and my fellow firefighters to say thank you to our wounded warriors during the holiday weekend that honors our nation's veterans.”

Boulder Crest Retreat is scheduled to open next summer and will feature four handicap accessible cabins, a meeting house, organic gardens, a pond and bird sanctuary, and a workshop. The retreat will provide wounded military and their families with a scenic and peaceful environment to spend time with each other while enjoying activities such as nature walks, yoga and meditation classes, and off-site excursions.
To view pictures of the ongoing construction and for more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, please visit

About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, the retreat is slated for opening in 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the Retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, or to make a tax deductable donation, please visit


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