Sunset Key to provide 10 military service members & their families a 5 day / 4 night stay at resort.
Key West, FLORIDA – September 2, 2013 – The Sunset Key Guest Cottages Resort is teaming up with Troop Rewards, a Tampa-based non-profit organization that provides recovery vacations to returning U.S. soldiers, and their families, returning from deployment in Afghanistan, Iraq and other hazardous areas around the globe. The resort will provide 10 military service members, and their families, who just returned from deployment in Afghanistan complimentary five day / four-night luxury vacations starting on September 8, 2013.
“These recovery vacation events are a great way for these families to reconnect after a long deployment and have a chance to celebrate all the birthdays, anniversaries, births and other special events that were missed during their time apart. These families have sacrificed greatly to serve and defend our freedoms and don’t ask for anything in return, but they are very touched to be appreciated,” said Tom Burkett, Troop Reward’s Chairman and Founder.
“In addition to Sunset Key Resort, our main sponsor, we want to thank Key West Express for providing travel to and from Key West, We’ve Got the Keys and Fury Water Adventures for providing a choice of cruises and excursions for the families to enjoy during their stay and Diamond Head Florida and Hampton Inn, Ft. Myers for providing accommodations the night before their cruise to Key West. Without our partners none of this would be possible.” said Burkett.
Diane Schmidt, Sunset Key Resort’s General Manager, reached out to Troop Rewards after learning about a Troop Reward recovery vacation event at The Sandpearl Resort & Spa in Clearwater Beach that hosted five military families this past Memorial Day. “We love partnering with local community organizations to support local causes that leave a strong impact on our families who serve in uniform.” Said Diane Schmidt.
Schmidt adds “We feel teaming up with a local charity to provide these military families with quality time with their families is priceless and lets them know how much their service is appreciated when they return home. We’re honored and excited to welcome them home at Sunset Key Resort and make it a very memorable vacation experience for them.”
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort
Sunset Key Guest Cottages is located on gorgeous Sunset Key and is part of a secluded 27-acre Florida island. The cottages are designed for the sophisticated traveler who demands the very best and feature luxurious one, two, three and four bedroom cottages, each designed in traditional Key West architecture that offer magnificent ocean or garden views. Their spacious wrap-around verandas and Adirondack chairs are the perfect location to enjoy a complimentary breakfast basket and newspaper delivered each morning. For Reservations call (866) 837-4249 or visit www. WestinSunsetKeyCottages.com
About Troop Rewards
Troop Rewards is a Non-Profit dedicated to providing recovery and RnR vacations and other rewards to U.S. Service members who were deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hazardous overseas deployments to aid in their transition to civilian life back home and ease the effects of PTSD. You can learn more about them make a donation to this worthy cause, www.TroopRewards.org