VETERANS RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER

“To honor and serve those who have honored us with their service.”

VETERANS RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER (VRCC)

DyneAquaculture is one of four organizations joining forces to plan a leading edge Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) for disabled veterans at the Hot Lake Springs Resort near La Grande, Oregon. The other founding organizations are Warrior Bonfire Program, National University of Natural Medicine and Hot Lake Springs Resort and Spa. The center will be an all-encompassing approach to healing, while staying in a beautiful, repurposed 100 year-old hot springs spa.


VETERANS RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH FOR THE CARE OF DISABLED VETERANS

All too often our soldiers return suffering terribly from wounds both visible and invisible, causing a tremendous toll on them and their families. The Veterans Restorative Care Center plans for a comprehensive and natural approach to medical treatment, as well as education, vocational and recreational resources for the veterans and their families.

The historic Hot Lake Springs Resort near La Grande, Oregon will be repurposed to fulfill this vision. The end result will include the restoration of bodies, spirits, families, identities and purpose – and to become a national model for others to be inspired and follow.


RESTORATIVE CARE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Hot Lake Springs Resort will be repurposed with state-of-the-art naturopathic medical facilities to aid mental and physical healing for soldiers in a more natural and less medicated environment. The center will include resources for family counseling, activities, veteran education and career training.

Nature’s healing through recreation activities include fly fishing, shooting, and hiking. DyneAquaculture’s planned aquaculture and hydroponic facilities on adjoining property will be the main source of on-going operating funds and career training for the center.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CENTER

Please watch the video about the VRCC’s mission. 

The Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) was founded to combat the increasing number and staggering statistic of 22 veterans a day committing suicide. As our heroes return home, many have lost their “brothers”, their well-being, their dreams and their identity.

Our Warriors need help and hope, and it’s our goal to restore health and optimism to these men and women and their families. The Veterans Restorative Care Center is devoted to our new, revolutionary approach.

VRCC FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Fundraising efforts are now underway to raise $2M for Phase 1 of the project.  This money will enable the VRCC to launch the activities necessary for the immediate care of veterans and their families, while also helping to secure the facility and adjoining properties.

Please join our efforts to help us reach our first milestone. Contributions can be made to the Veterans Restorative Care Center project on the VRCC website. Thank you for your generosity!

Veterans Restorative Care Center Team

THE VRCC’S FOUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

WARRIOR BONFIRE PROGRAM

The center will be owned and operated by the Warrior Bonfire Program, a nonprofit organization that brings wounded warriors together for small therapeutic retreats. Mike Chesne, VP of Outreach, spent 25 years in the military and is a wounded warrior himself.

HOT LAKE SPRINGS

Hot Lake Springs, an historic hotel and mineral spa located 10 miles east of La Grande, OR will be the location for the new center. Since 2003, the Lee and David Manuel Family have caringly led efforts to restore this wonderful property and are central to its future.

NUNM

The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) will help support the launch of an on-site, third-party integrative natural medicine clinic. It’s the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. Treatment optimizes health through natural medicine.

DYNE AQUACULTURE

DyneAquaculture’s operations on the center’s adjacent property will provide funds and career training for the VRCC. DyneAquaculture President and CEO, John Bickel, a retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army and a disabled veteran, is committed to serving veterans.

NEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE

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