First Lady LePage Invites Active Heroes Hiking Team to Blaine House

September 25, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Contact: Paula Benoit (207) 624-7500

AUGUSTA – On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., First Lady Ann LePage will meet with a pair of hikers from “Active Heroes” – a charity dedicated to helping veterans, active duty military, and their families – for coffee at the Blaine House. The hikers, Kristen Creech and William Mosebach, intend to hike approximately 2,500 miles from Calais, ME to West Palm Beach, FL to raise funds for Active Heroes and inspire people to help military families in need.

A former Army Airborne Medic, Mr. Mosebach served for more than four years in the 2-503rd 173rd Infantry Battalion in Vicenza, Italy. During his service time he was deployed to Northern Iraq, spending a year fighting with and tending to fellow soldiers.

“This is a great way to reach out to our service members and their families,” said Mrs. LePage. “I’m delighted to welcome these hikers to the house and share our common interest to honor our men and women in uniform,” she added.

Active Heroes is a volunteer non-profit charity organized to help veterans and military families with financial assistance programs. Since its beginning, this group has been helping veterans by providing job placement and referrals as well as business attire for unemployed veterans, special assistance to military children with a fallen parent, and vehicles for disabled veterans.

Veterans from the Governor’s staff and Cabinet will be on hand to welcome the hikers to Augusta. This event will be closed to the general public, however, members of the media who wish to attend may call Paula Benoit at (207) 624-7500.