SAUK CENTER – Felling Trailers will hold its 10th annual online trailer auction for a cause of an FT-3 utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. Eagle’s Healing Nest has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2022 Trailer for a Cause auction.
Felling Trailers’ goal is to raise awareness of various non-profit organizations that are making a difference by donating 100% of the auction’s winning bid to a different non-profit organization each year. Previous Trailer for a Cause auctions have raised over $30,000 for nonprofits such as SOMN – Special Olympics Minnesota, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Lymphoma Research Foundation, and Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation, for n to name a few.
Eagle’s Healing Nest provides a place of peace and healing for veterans struggling with issues ranging from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, years of homelessness to addiction.
“The decision of our country’s veterans to sacrifice their time with family and friends, their careers and their safety to train and respond to our country’s calls demonstrates a courage and bravery that deserves the respect of its recipients,” said Brenda Jennissen, President and CEO of Felling Trailers, in a press release. “Having approximately 20 veterans on our team and being founded by a U.S. Air Force veteran makes it even more personal, and we’re honored to give back to Eagle’s Healing Nest to care for our nation’s heroes. and meet their needs.”
A late summer 2022 auction is scheduled for Trailer for a Cause. Prior to the auction, Felling Trailers will be working with Eagle’s Healing Nest to raise awareness of the invisible wounds of war our veterans carry.
According to the National Annual Report on Veteran Suicide Prevention | September 2021, 6,261 veterans died by suicide in 2019. Eagle’s Healing Nest offers veterans, service members, and their families a place to heal with honor.
“We want them to heal from whatever brought them to the Nest, overcome all obstacles, find their purpose and make plans for their purpose/future,” said Melony Butler, founder of Eagle’s Healing Nest, in a press release.
Eagle’s Healing Nest is located in Sauk Center on 124 acres with 24 buildings, originally Minnesota Home School for Girls from 1911 to 1967, then a coeducational model as Minnesota Home School until 1999. Veterans and volunteers run the healing center. No government funding is received.
“The programs were created by veterans and what they felt they needed,” Butler said. how long they can stay here. They stay as long as they need to heal.
Services include a mental health clinic specializing in accelerated resolution therapy, outpatient addiction programs, art and rock studios, a welding shop, Stable Foundation Ministry (equine program), Project Delta (dog program assistance), Welcome Home Vet for those ready to transition, “hover” the Nest, and much more.
Since Eagle’s Healing Nest opened in 2012, thousands of veterans and their families have been helped, between those who have resided there and the Nest’s outreach programs.
Over the Nest’s 9.5 years of existence, veterans and volunteers have renovated 21 of the 24 buildings on site. When the last three buildings are completed, the Nest will have doubled its available capacity from current veterans from 90 to 100.
Eagle’s Healing Nest – healing veterans, soldiers and families from invisible war wounds from within. A promise to one and a need to many is what created the vision of the Eagle’s Nest of Healing.
The eagle represents past, present and future military strength, independence, pride and honor. The nest is full of meanings like home, family, brotherhood, safety and security. The hands that cradle the nest represent the many people who will provide support and services to veterans and service members to help them reintegrate into their families and communities.
It is the vision and the hope to never see those who have served in our armed forces live in darkness, but to bring them into the light to soar and fly free. To help restore the honor, dignity, pride and purpose everyone deserves.
For more information about the Eagle Shealing Nest, visit www.eagleshealingnest.org.