The mission of Blue Ridge Safehouse (BRS) in West Jefferson, NC is to help active-duty Green Berets reconnect with their families post-deployment. Founded by retired SFC Gregory Peterman, a 21-year veteran of Special Forces, BRS provides a stress-free environment at no cost to the soldier and their family. The 3rd Special Forces Group Warrior Fund recently provided assistance for two families to attend an amazing offsite at BRS. Their experience was so positive that we are eager to spread the word about the great work BRS is doing for the Green Beret community.
What Blue Ridge Safehouse Provides to Active-Duty Families:
· 3-day family-focused vacation in West Jefferson:
o The entire family will participate regardless of the activity chosen for the three days. Unlike other places, where families break off into other activities, the requirement is to participate as a family.
· 45-minute therapy session with Lotus Group while at BRS:
o 10 additional sessions are offered via Zoom once the family returns home.
· All-inclusive experience:
o Meals are donated by each of 10 local restaurants in the town. The family can choose where they would like to eat.
o Lodging on Greg Peterman’s property.
o Activities are donated by local folks, such as horseback riding, hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, and shopping.
o $300 Visa gift card to offset fuel and incidentals.
How You Can Help:
Donate to the Blue Ridge Safehouse where 100% of your donation goes directly to Green Beret Families. Click here to learn more, volunteer, or make your gift today
Visit https://blueridgesafehouse.com to learn more about this outstanding organization.
Testimonial from recent 3rd SFG family who participated in this family experience:
Our Family spent four days in the West Jefferson area hosted by Blue Ridge Safehouse, and were completely spoiled. The entire town of West Jefferson is full of wholesome people that have so much respect for Special Operations, and want to show their appreciation. We stayed in a loft above the unique shops downtown which was walking distance from nearly every need and want. Our family enjoyed skiing and tubing in the mountains and some much needed relaxation. The session with Lotus Group was pleasant and simply another opportunity to use however the Family chooses. The itinerary removed thought and logistics of timelines and meals which allowed for more actual time together. This was quality time together, and memories that the kids will share. I can’t say enough about the program, the people, and the opportunity to actually relax. Thank you!!- DOL