First Lady Ann LePage and Bread of Life Ministries to Accept Donation for the National Veterans Family Center from Operation Hat Trick

November 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2013
Contact: Lynn Harvey, Blaine House Director, (207) 592-0647

AUGUSTA– Maine’s First Lady Ann M. LePage, along with Dean Lachance, Executive Director for Bread of Life Ministries, will formally accept a donation for The Travis Mills Project – National Veterans Family Center from Operation Hat Trick on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Blaine House beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a New Hampshire based organization that generates awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans, through the sale of OHT branded merchandise, is pleased to announce that it is donating to the National Veteran’s Family Center – The Travis Mills’ Project.

Founder of OHT, Dot Sheehan, says, “It is critical that OHT make direct donations and after meeting Travis Mills, the 5th living quadruple amputee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in July and visiting the National Veterans Family Center in August, I knew OHT had to make a donation. This camp will help so many veterans continue their recovery.” OHT is donating monies specifically to build another 100% handicapped accessible cabin at the camp and is committed to funding one campership annually.

“I am so pleased to have another supporter on board for the National Veterans’ Family Center,” Mrs. LePage said. “This is such an important project and once fully funded will benefit veterans from all across this nation. We had such a successful proof-of-concept in August; I’m looking forward to ‘full steam ahead’ during this next year in preparation of military families coming to Maine next summer.”

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