VETERANS REST & RELAXATION
Our Post is proud to be able to provide vacation opportunities for our returning military men and women. Over the last two years, eight families have enjoyed the hospitality of the Ocean City community. Active duty combat veterans, their spouses and children were treated to complete vacation packages.
For the eighth consecutive year, Post 524 welcomes veterans and their families to America’s Favorite Family Resort for an all-expenses-paid, one-week vacation.
Local businesses supporting the Rest and Relaxation Program throughout the year include: Artisan’s Alcove ($50 gift certificate), Ward’s ($20 gift certificate), Hoy’s 5 & 10 ($50 gift certificate), Sun Rose Words & Music ($25 gift certificate), Fashion Nails (free manicure), Kay Jay’s Doll House ($20 gift certificate), Yoasis Yogurt ($30 gift card), ShopRite ($100 gift certificate), Mallon’s Sticky Buns (one dozen buns), Ocean City Home Bank (beach balls, caps, towels and gift certificates), Acme Markets ($100 gift certificate), Ocean City Coffee Co. ($50 gift certificate), Shriver’s (candy and salt water taffy), Mia’s Christmas Gallery (a gift box assortment), Henry’s ($25 gift certificate), YoGo Factory (gift cards and free sundaes), 34th Street market ($100 gift certificate), Manco & Manco (gift certificates), Spinning Wheel Florists (a bouquet of flowers).
The city of Ocean City is also involved in the R&R Program offering free parking during the families' stays, passes to the municipal golf course, and a one-week pass to the Aquatics and Fitness Center. The Chamber of Commerce has donated welcome baskets and private tours of the Cape May County Zoo are offered by Cape May County.
“The intent of this program is to say ‘thank you for your service’ to our military heroes who have helped keep us safe,” Cole said. “And we do this because it’s not only the right thing to do, it just feels good.”
Thanks to everyone for all of the behind the scenes teamwork all throughout the season and for contributing to another successful year of the program!
If you would like more information on the program or be a part of this fine effort, contact Jerry Bonner, R&R Committee Chairman at (215) 817-2446 or by email at email@example.com.