Warriors In Peace is a non-profit organization that helps Veterans find a peaceful life on the water through rewarding careers within the boating industry. We raise money to send Veterans to school for careers as captains, first mates, engineers, chefs, stews and more. Assisting in job placement, on-job training, life coaching and providing gentle yoga, day trips and other water related activities aboard luxury vessel Dream On. Money will be raised through frundraising events, yacht charter rentals, merchandise sales, grants and charitable donations.
"Warriors in Peace brings Vets back to life."
— Danielle, Roaming Yoga VA
Other more specific activities:
1.) Our boats will be made available for “Scattering of Ashes at Sea” at no cost to a Veterans family. Taps or Amazing Grace will be offered by military personnel either active duty, reserve or retired. This and other relevant uses of the vessel will be offered to Veterans or surviving family.
2.) A veteran may use the boat for a wedding ceremony at no cost as long as it is dockside. They can bring decorations, food, drink, etc. If they would like the service to take place underway, there would be a service charge to cover the captain and first mate.
3.) While spending the summer season here in Portsmouth, VA, Dream On will work with the naval hospital to have long term patients come to the boat for activities such as sessions of “Gentle Yoga on the Dock” followed by a healthy lunch.
4.) Artist have volunteered to teach drawing or watercolor painting as a way to express their needs without speaking words. We will also offer other hands on activities throughout the year.
5.) As the organization grows my goal is to acquire more multi-purpose boats, to be used in conjunction with the larger boat, to take veterans fishing, diving, waterskiing and wake boarding, using equipment companies have built for the disabled.
6.) Warriors in Peace will host gatherings and day cruises near local events such as celebrations and festivals like HarborFest.
7.) The boat will be available to charities for cruises, dockside fund raisers, special events, dinner, sunset cocktail cruises. The charity receives the bulk of the funds raised.
The community at large has expressed support of the goals set forth. Many have offered goods and services to Warriors In Peace and we are grateful for each of them.