Ken Lukonis, President and CEO of Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc. (Strategic ACI) and Partner in the Strategic ACI Foundation visited the Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. On behalf of Strategic ACI Foundation, Mr. Lukonis presented a donation of $10,000 to sponsor four warriors and their families for a cost-free six-day stay at the Warrior Retreat.
The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is the flagship program of Serve Our Willing Warriors. The Retreat provides a much-needed break for recovering service members at military hospitals in the National Capital Region where the average hospital stay is 300 days. The exhausting, daily routine of surgeries, procedures, therapies, and doctor appointments takes a heavy toll on everyone involved. The Retreat is a place where our “Willing Warriors” can get away from the hospital environment with family, caretakers, and friends to relax, enjoy quality time, and reconnect in a comfortable home-like environment. This getaway helps to revitalize the mind, spirit, and soul; important aspects of the holistic healing process. The objective is that everyone returns to the recovery process feeling refreshed, inspired, and motivated to succeed in rebuilding the lives they wish to lead.
“From one small business to another, we understand what it means to serve our community and support other thriving businesses,” said Mr. Lukonis. “As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business with 68% of employees who have served in the military, we understand the value and impact the SOWW project has on our fellow service members and their families.”
“Building a company with as much passion and influence as the SOWW is not the simplest task,” said Mr. Lukonis. “Our goal through this donation is to keep this idea alive and inspire others to give back to their community, whether voluntarily or financially, to help those servicemen and servicewomen move forward and gain support in their transition back into civilian life. These brave men and women have our full support. We need to help the lives of those who have given theirs in service to our country.”
Serve Our Willing Warriors President and co-founder Shirley Dominick met with Mr. Lukonis to accept the donation. “As a non-profit, we greatly appreciate any kind of support to promote and create a comfortable atmosphere for our recovering families. Receiving this donation from a local company built by veterans is a sign of the highest respect and gratitude,” said Dominick.
Strategic ACI is proud to support the efforts of SOWW.
About Strategic ACI Foundation
Ken and Andrea Lukonis founded the Strategic ACI Foundation in 2019 in order to share the successes of Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc. with Section 501(c)(3) organizations. All funds deposited in the organization have been donated by the Lukonis Family. Strategic ACI Foundation provides donations to organizations that offer support to three main areas (Veteran based; Opioid abuse education and prevention; and helping families with special needs).
Shirley and John Dominick formally founded Serve Our Willing Warriors on July 19th, 2012. The group’s goal was to establish a retreat for recovering service members to escape the clinical hospital environment, reconnect with their families, to refresh their minds and renew their spirits. Serve Our Willing Warriors is a publicly funded (501(c)(3) organization), community-supported, nonprofit providing encouragement and support for our Nation’s Warriors through non-medical programs and services that positively affect their recovery. https://willingwarriors.org/