One of the service activities that our club supports is Project Sanctuary, which serves veterans and active-duty military personnel.  As you may be aware, “veterans and service members often struggle to transition into a ‘new normal’ after service or deployment. Faced with higher rates of unemployment, addiction, suicide, and other challenges, military families too often fight their battles alone.” The mission of Project Sanctuary is to “reconnect [military] families, restore hope, and change lives through therapeutic retreat and long-term family support services.”  The Today Show had a segment on Project Sanctuary recently and interest in their retreats has since snowballed:

Club member Mike Endres recently volunteered at Project Sanctuary Retreat #226 at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch (his 8th retreat).  The photo shows Mike presenting a check from our club to Heather Ehle, Project Sanctuary CEO & Founder.

If you would like more information on Project Sanctuary or on local volunteering opportunities, please contact Mike at or check out the Project Sanctuary website at