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Travis Mills Foundation to host six veteran families in August

Posted June 10, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Travis Mills Foundation has announced that the National Veterans Family Center-Travis Mills Project will host six veteran families from across the nation this year Aug. 25-29, at Camp Kieve-Wavus, located on the beautiful shores of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.

Travis Mills is a retired United States Army staff sergeant of the 82nd Airborne who was critically wounded on April 10, 2012, while on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. While on a routine patrol, Travis was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated. He lost portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

The Travis Mills Project-National Veterans Family Center is the vision of Travis to provide the nation’s first fully-accessible facility dedicated to serving the recreational and reintegration needs of combat-wounded veterans and their families. The center will fill a vital role in the recovery, camaraderie, spousal support, reconnection, and relaxation for disabled veteran families.

Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his family are moving to Maine this summer. They have established the Travis Mills Foundation – a 501c3 non-profit organization – that will facilitate the next phase of the National Veterans Family Center, which is to find a permanent home in Maine for the Project through fundraising efforts. For information, visit www.travismills.org

The Travis Mills Foundation’s local address is 89 Water St., Hallowell.

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