Members of The Millennium Circle Fund of The Luzerne Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Patriots Cove after listening intently to five presentations before casting their vote. With the 2023 grant award considered, the Millennium Circle Fund has awarded $489,000 in grant funding since its inception in 2001.
“This year’s Millennium Circle finalists represented all areas of need in our community” said Luzerne Foundation President David Pedri. “The members had a very difficult decision to make but Patriots Cove’s message of support and caring for our veterans and first responders through their outdoor events carried the day” continued Pedri.
“We are so pleased to be chosen as this year’s Millennium Circle grant winner and will honor their belief in us by using these funds to help our veteran brothers and sisters regain a sense of peace and normalcy in the beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania countryside” said Patriots Cove President and Co-Founder Jeff Swire.
At today’s Millennium Circle Luncheon, President and CEO David Pedri challenged the membership to be the catalyst to grow the Millennium Circle membership and secure at least 24 new members in 2024.
About Patriots Cove:
Patriots Cove was founded by a military veteran and his spouse to help other Veterans, First Responders, and their Caregivers heal and adapt to life after service. Nestled in the northeast mountains of Pennsylvania, Patriots Cove is an 18-acre refuge with a trout stream and fruit orchard. The property is wheelchair accessible with a lodge home, activities center, pavilion, fishing docks, trails, rest areas and fire pit.
Cove fishing retreats and caregiver activities are exclusive to those ill or injured in the line of duty, as well as those caring and advocating for their needs. Outdoor and Caregiver Community events provide free meals, lodging and fishing equipment.
Our organization is much more than a destination spot for fun vacations, we create healing experiences and promote camaraderie through service to others. Environmental service projects not only provide a new mission for Patriots and Caregivers, but bring good samaritans together to improve the community and Beaver Run waterway. Patriots and Caregivers can also get involved as fishing guides, mentors and volunteers. Our mission is to serve those who have served by healing visible and invisible wounds and empowering those we serve by giving them a new purpose in life.