Santa Barbara, CA, May 28, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Dream Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans will give life to the final Dream of Arlon Edwards, a 94-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran and longtime Girls Scouts of America volunteer. Edwards, who makes it a priority to attend Marine Corps and Girl Scout events, dreams of a few tailored outfits from Nordstrom so she can look her best. A check to cover expenses will be delivered to her home in San Diego at 2 p.m. on May 28th. Funds for Arlon’s new clothes will be delivered by: Kelsey Martin, a U.S. Navy veteran and former instructor pilot and Dreams for Veterans’ Veterans Advisory Committee member; 11-year-old Girl Scout Parker Treichel; Shanna Duncan, Parker’s mother and Dream Foundation consultant; Jennifer Guerrero and Lenore Montalvo, Marine Corp. Veterans; and Dream Foundation Chief Executive Officer Kisa Heyer. Media are invited to attend the Dream delivery. More information will be provided upon confirmation of attendance.
One of the first women to ever to enlist in the U.S. military, Edwards served as a sergeant during WWII. In addition to her military service, Edwards dedicated 64 years of volunteer service to the Girl Scouts of America. Edwards has proudly devoted her life to these two organizations and feels strongly about being properly attired when attending upcoming Marine Corps and Girl Scouts events. She says that she used to make her own clothes, but finds it difficult these days.
“As we remember those we have lost this Memorial Day weekend, it will be an honor to serve one of our many dedicated veterans,” says Kisa Heyer. “Arlon Edwards has spent her life serving others and has been an inspiration for women everywhere. We are privileged to fulfill her final Dream.”
Dreams for Veterans will give life to Edwards’ final Dream by providing her with the funds she needs to purchase several outfits and to have them properly tailored. To honor the life and service of her fellow Girl Scout, 11-year-old Parker Treichel donated money she received for her birthday to pay for the cost of tailoring.
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified request. Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating (its highest) for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. For more information, please visit DreamFoundation.org.