Recognizing Christmas Can Cureby Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Posted on 2014-01-16
SHAHEEN. Mr. President, today I wish to join the New
Hampshire chapter of the Military Officers Association of America,
MOAA, in recognizing the work of Christmas Can Cure, a New Hampshire
organization committed to helping disabled veterans and their families,
especially around the holidays. On January 25, 2014, Christmas Can Cure
will receive the Granite State Warriors Award, given by the MOAA to New
Hampshire organizations making the most significant contributions to
the Armed Forces of the United States.
Founded in 2008 by the Carrier family in their Jackson, NH, home, Christmas Can Cure was born from the simple desire to invite returning warriors and their families to experience a white Christmas in New Hampshire. As they further developed their idea, the Carrier family realized that they could give back to wounded warriors and their families by relieving the financial and emotional stress of planning a family vacation for the holidays. The mission of Christmas Can Cure is not only to arrange a fun and memorable vacation, but also to provide servicemembers and their families the opportunity to relax and reconnect.
The organization has enjoyed great success, and has joined with the Wounded Warrior Project to reach veterans around the country. The Carrier family has also recently partnered with the Lee family, owners of Eureka Resort, affording Christmas Can Cure an additional holiday destination in Park City, UT. It is clear that this already well- established organization is continuing to gain momentum and broaden its impact on the lives of veterans and their families across the Nation.
On behalf of the people of New Hampshire, I thank the Carrier family and others who have donated their time and efforts to Christmas Can Cure. The selflessness and patriotism of their mission is a true example of what makes ours such a great State, and I look forward to hearing more stories of [[Page S437]] lives that have been touched by the great work of this Granite State organization.