Cuddledown is honored to be the official Bedding Partner of the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat
We’re thrilled to give back to those who have served our country, and we couldn’t be more excited to have attended the grand opening of the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat last weekend in Rome, Maine!
Mills, who was injured by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on duty in Afghanistan in 2012, and is one of only five quadruple-amputee service members, established the foundation in 2013 to help other injured veterans. In the years since his service, he has written a book detailing his road to recovery, appeared on nationally broadcast television, been the subject of a documentary film and has become a nation-wide inspiration.
Since the beginning of 2016, Cuddledown has worked with the foundation to provide bedding for the retreat, which will provide 56 veterans and their families with a free stay to enjoy the outdoors and other activities on the former estate of Elizabeth Arden this summer.
Our bedding donation included handcrafted comforters and pillows, and other fine bedding, with certain pieces that specifically suit the needs of amputees, like our temperature regulating comforter (providing comfort for amputees with higher core body temperatures).
Mill’s story is one of remarkable strength, and courage, and we applaud his continued efforts to help improve the lives of veterans everywhere with the opening of Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat.
“It is our hope that through the Travis Mills Foundation, our veterans will have a venue in which to reconnect and relax with their families,” says Cuddledown President, Norma Wilkins-Gross. “And at the end of each activity filled day, we’re pleased to help provide them with a quality night’s sleep”.
We had a blast meeting with Travis and everyone else involved with the foundation, and we’re proud to be a part of treating our nation’s heroes to the rest and relaxation they deserve. To learn more about the Travis Mills Foundation, including how you can get involved, visit www.travismills.org.