Project Sanctuary

Operation Hat Trick Renews Partnership with Project Sanctuary

Second year of partnership provides funding to help military families reconnect and thrive


Granby, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2015 -- Project Sanctuary announced a renewed partnership with Operation Hat Trick (OHT) today to support the healing and recovery of military families. OHT is making a $9,000 donation to Project Sanctuary, covering all costs for three military families to participate in Project Sanctuary's two-year program, beginning with a 6-day retreat. By focusing on mental health first, Project Sanctuary uses outdoor recreation therapy to facilitate healing for military families, enabling them to reconnect and thrive. Many of the participating families are dealing with PTS (post-traumatic stress), possible divorce and ongoing turmoil due to their visible or invisible wounds.

"We are honored by the continuation of the partnership with Dot Sheehan and Operation Hat Trick and are excited to enter a second year of collaboration," said Heather Ehle, founder and CEO of Project Sanctuary. "This renewed support demonstrates the enduring nature of our partnership and will help Project Sanctuary serve families who desperately need our programming to keep their families intact and ensure their success in the future. Operation Hat Trick's focus on addressing the visible and invisible wounds of war among service members and veterans is in perfect alignment with our two-year comprehensive program."

"After witnessing the impact of our initial partnership with Project Sanctuary, Operation Hat Trick chose to increase our support for one additional family," said Dot Sheehan, founder and president of OHT. "Project Sanctuary is the type of impactful organization we look to work with as it aligns very well with our mission. Operation Hat Trick is honored to be associated with an organization that supports the recovery of wounded service members and veterans."

About Project Sanctuary
Founded in 2007, Project Sanctuary takes our military families from battle-ready to family-ready by providing six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services for two years following each retreat. Sponsors that help make the retreats possible include the USO, First Command Financial Services, Aimco Cares, Healthy Marriage Project, YMCA of the Rockies, and SM Energy.

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About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick generates awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT-branded merchandise, proceeds of which are donated to those organizations that fulfill OHT's mission. OHT is dedicated to Navy SEALs Nate Hardy and Mike Koch who were killed in Iraq in 2008.