On Saturday, September 17, the Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) invited several Wounded Warrior Project families to the facility, where they saw the birds housed there, had photographs taken with ARC’s eagles and enjoyed lunch.
An ARC volunteer sponsored the event. She raised about $400 using an employment matching fund program through her job at Disney.
Almost 30 visitors, combining the Wounded Warrior members and their relatives, visited ARC, according to ARC Director Carol McCorkle.
Mayor Joe Kilsheimer dropped by the center and met with the ARC staff and Wounded Warrior Project families.
Located on West Lester Road in Apopka, ARC is dedicated to raptor rehabilitation, education and research. This way, ARC drums up public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of Florida’s magnificent raptors and their natural habitats.
The Wounded Warrior Project, headquartered in Jacksonville, raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. The organization also provides programs and services to meet such members’ needs.
The Apopka Chief, an independently-owned and family-operated community newspaper that covers the Apopka area, is published every Friday. The Planter, a free publication featuring local events, syndicated columns and news and feature stories from The Apopka Chief’s previous edition, is published every Thursday.