About VSS Women's Retreat
The VSS Women’s Annual Retreat is an ambitious charity project that VSS has been developing since 2015 that boasts a full support system to benefit each female Veteran with everyday life challenges. There is various outreach programs customized to benefit the entire group; along with team building exercises to unite as one.
We enjoyed our guest speakers, team activities, social time together, and most of all team encouragement that there is other female Veterans with the same challenges and one can reach out too anyone within our group for spiritual or emotional support. Most importantly, the 423rd Transportation Company allowed for our Veterans to be reacquainted to living conditions of “Bivwac’ing”. Most of the Veterans were new to the vast changes of what BIVWAC meant and the new technology of mastering how to put a tent together. They are looking forward to another year to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors.
Each year provides new insight and awareness for women Veterans. The success of our program heavily depends on the awesome support and volunteers of the 423rd Transportation Company. Ms. Donaldson-Barry highlighted four main reasons to continue this event:
- First – community buy-in to support the event – as Ms. Donaldson-Barry is supporting and fighting for every Veteran.
- Second – community sponsorship and donations, such as what and how the 423rd Transportation support.
- Third – community involvement – Vets helping Vets – like setting up and tear down our sleeping quarters.
- Fourth – ultimately good old-fashion