Woodcraft tools are helping the American Legion in Wisconsin provide a woodworking experience as part of a free camp that offers rest, relaxation and rehabilitation to veterans with health issues and active soldiers recently returning from deployment, as well as their families.
For the last several years Woodcraft has donated carving tools, sharpening stones, and power tools — a Tormek sharpener and tools from Rikon including a bandsaw, drill press, and most recently, a sander, for the crafts program at Camp American Legion.
“Woodcraft is happy to support this camping program that allows Wisconsin veterans, military personnel, and their families to take a needed break in an outdoor setting equipped especially for them,” Woodcraft vice president for sales and marketing Vince Grlovich said in a statement.
Founded in 1925, Camp American Legion is located near Woodruff in the Wisconsin Northwoods. More information and applications for a one-week camp stay between Memorial Day and Labor Day are available online at wilegion.org/page/content/services/camp-american-legion.
“The mission of the camp is to provide rest and recuperation for Wisconsin veterans who have a physical or psychological illness, injury or disability and active duty military personnel recently returned from deployment, along with their families, and any family member who has recently lost a service member,” Kevin Moshea, director of rehabilitative services for The American Legion in Wisconsin, said. “Thanks to Woodcraft for supporting our camp.”