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Victory Junction opened their gates to Command Sergeant Majors, their spouses and support staff from Ft. Bragg on Monday November 8, 2010. The Commanding General, Frank Helmick has developed an initiative to encourage soldiers, family members, and civilian employees of the Ft. Bragg community to get involved with Victory Junction through volunteering. Soldiers will be provided with the opportunity to represent Ft. Bragg and also serve the role of a volunteer while working with a camper and/or their family.
The relationship between Victory Junction and Ft. Bragg created another opportunity for both organizations to serve families of fallen heroes through Survivor Outreach Services. Families of the SOS program have had the chance to attend three family weekends at Victory Junction. The camp provides these families with the opportunity to spend time together and play at camp. One mother said, “It was a great bonding weekend with wonderful new friends and I got a chance to be a fun mommy again!” The next SOS family weekend is planned for March 2011. In addition to these weekends, Victory Junction plans to host a future event for wounded warriors and their families.
About Victory Junction:
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS.. Victory Junction offers programs for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with over 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information, visit www.victoryjunction.org