PARKERSBURG, W. VA. — 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 past 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,” said Vince Grlovich, vice president for sales and marketing.
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.”
Tom Maclean, a disabled veteran who volunteers and teaches woodcarving, said the camp’s craft program was a dream of the former camp director who asked him to help make it a reality. “It took years, but now there is a building that has been upgraded to accommodate a workbench and tools for woodcarving,” Maclean said. Employed briefly at Woodcraft of Milwaukee years ago, Maclean turned to Woodcraft to help build a woodcarving program for the camp. “I am eternally grateful to Woodcraft for its generosity,” Maclean said.
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