Wilderness Retreats For Vets 2017 Annual Report

photo by Greg Lincoln

by Dolly Faulkner

Wilderness Retreats For Vets is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is the enhance the lives of veterans who served our country.

In 2017 we provided home cooked meals, clothing, household items and food to 49 vet families in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. Four veterans enjoyed retreats at our wilderness homestead. Twelve individuals were given transportation to or from outlying villages. We also donated to burial expenses for 5 vet families in their time of sorrow.

Once again, WRFV donated wild roses and tundra roses for master gardener, David Trantham to plant at the Bethel Veterans Cemetery to create a restful place to visit our dearly departed. Thank you Dave for honoring our vets in this way.

WRFV donated spruce seedlings for veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. WRFV was excited to offer an essay contest for round trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. The prize was awarded to a service disabled vet who wanted to visit his family.

Wilderness Retreats For Vets extends boundless thanks for all public donations and personal donations from Yukon Aviation, Eileen and Bruce Krenz, Gerry Faude, June Gempler, Larry Wright and proceeds from books by Dolly Faulkner.

WRFV thanks all the many veterans in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta for their selfless service to our country.

Dolly Faulkner is the Treasurer for Wilderness Retreats For Vets at the White Bear Homestead.