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Norfolk Woodcraft Offers Woodworking for Veterans Program


WoodworkingForVeterans-2Woodcraft franchise owners, Bill and Heather Caillet have a new Woodworking for Veterans program in place at our Woodcraft store in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.  Their mission is dedicated to helping the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded and injured active military service personnel and Veterans through woodworking activities.  The program is designed to provide basic woodworking skills and enhance the quality of life for these service members and Veterans.  Woodworking For Veterans will focus on the abilities of each participant while they grow in their woodworking skills.

WoodworkingForVeterans-1Woodworking for Veterans is free to all wounded and injured active military personnel and Veterans.

Skilled craftsmen and artisans from Woodcraft will volunteer to teach the use of various hand and power tools, with monthly woodworking projects such as:
Bowl turning, Scroll saw projects, Band saw boxes, Wood burning, Box making, Joinery, Furniture design, and much, much more. These monthly projects are designed to enhance all skills in woodworking, from hand tools to power tools, during this hands on program.

WoodworkingForVeterans-7As skill levels grow the projects get more challenging, yet Woodworking For Veterans is designed for all skill levels.  Participants can join at any time as Woodworking for Veteran is an ongoing program.  Skills covered each month will help the participant move further in their woodworking ability and the program is designed for the more experienced person to help mentor new participants.  As woodworking abilities increase, veterans will share and mentor with other fellow veterans.

time and locationWhen: The first Tuesday of every month at 1800 hours (that’s 6:00PM for all you non-military personnel!).

The Norfolk Woodcraft Store
5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 152
JANAF Shopping Center (next to BJ Wholesale)
Norfolk, VA 23502

Contact Information:
Phone: 757-466-1166
Fax: 757-466-7312
Email: woodcraft566@cox.net
Contacts: Bill and Heather Caillet

Want to participate?
It’s easy to do.  Just enlist on the website below and fill out the WoodcraftVeteranRegistrationForm or come to a monthly Woodcraft of Norfolk/Virginia Beach meeting and fill out the form at the store.  Woodworking For Veterans is designed for you and your fellow servicemen and women.  Tell a friend or two and join us at Woodcraft of Norfolk/Virginia Beach!
You will find the registration form here, www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=556 and PDF here, WoodcraftVeteranRegistrationForm



You’ve got your marching orders soldier! Rendezvous at the Norfolk Woodcraft store and expand your woodworking horizons. 
No matter your military venue or motto, march over to Woodcraft and do as The Guard does….be “Always Ready, Always There”

auf Wiedersehen!…Frank

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    GaryCouch, June 1, 2014
    Just read your blog and I have to say thank you for making that possible for our Veterans. Gary Couch Reply

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