WestGate@Crane Technology Park’s coworking space member receives nonprofit status to help veterans.
March 24, 2016 – The Lock & Key coworking space’s newest member Brian Romans receives nonprofit status for his business Romans Warrior Foundation. Romans Warrior Foundation assists veterans through programs and therapeutic weekend retreats at no cost to the veteran. Part of the nonprofit’s goal is to provide short and long-term assistance through three to four-day retreat packages including a variety of healing resources, career transition, career progression, and career enhancement training.
Romans has been a member of The Lock & Key since early March. He has a $600,000 goal to acquire land for his retreat location, which will offer therapeutic activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, equine therapy, and a fellowship fire.
This spring, there will be a ceremony held at WestGate Academy where the public can learn more about Romans’ story and the addition of a Purple Heart recipient and a Wounded Warrior parking spaces. WestGate@Crane Authority Board members will join Romans in respectfully placing both signs at the Academy.
We are proud to support our Lock & Key member in his endeavor to help veterans in our communities. We are excited about his addition to Greene County and the veterans of the region.
You can find out more at their website www.romanswarriorfoundation.org.
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Romans Warrior Foundation to honor fallen Marines
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Brian Romans, of Greene County’s Romans Warrior Foundation, got some good news Monday, in an envelope from the Internal Revenue Service.Romans Warrior Foundation has been granted its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, allowing its founder to apply for federal and local grants.
Romans has set a goal of $600,000 for the foundation to start its acquisition of land for the Romans Warrior Foundation Veterans Retreat.
Acquiring land is Romans first step in a vision he describes as “a haven providing three or four day retreats for military veterans across the country, at no cost to them.”The planned retreat will begin with the construction of two cabins, each of them dedicated to a fallen Marine who served with Romans in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The first cabin will be dedicated to Corporal Ronald Raymond Payne Jr. USMC, of Lakeland, Fla., and the second to Cpl. Benjamin S. Rosales, of Houston.
Cpl. Payne was killed in action at age 23 due to hostile action in the vicinity of Tawara, Afghanistan on May 7, 2004, and was the first Marine to die of hostile fire in Afghanistan.