Dewalt outfits retreat facility with workshop for veterans

Dewalt outfits retreat facility with workshop for veterans

Wounded service members and their family members who participate in future Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF) healing retreats on the Bolivar Peninsula facility will have access to a fully equipped, wood working shop donated by Dewalt Tools.

Members of Dewalt and Coastal Welding Supply of Beaumont met recently with LSF Executive Director Terry Jung of Houston, and the retreat’s builder and facility manager Brian Byrom, of the Bolivar Peninsula firm Brint Construction, to determine the needs of service members attending the four-day retreats held throughout the year. Dewalt and Coastal Welding Supply, business partners and long-time supporters of veteran programs, thought a workshop would be an ideal opportunity to give back to service men and women, along with their family members. March 24, three Dewalt trucks loaded with power tools, work benches, tool chests and other donated equipment were delivered to the retreat facility and installed by members of the Lone Survivor Foundation, Brint Construction, Coastal Welding Supply and Dewalt.

Dewalt’s Chris Feifel, Houston account manager, along with field marketing coordinator Tom Diekemper and sales coordinator Josh Tucker, delivered and helped install the tools. Feifel shared his excitement to be involved with such a project, saying, “We are honored to be able to provide the retreat and its attendees the very best wood working project experience we can.” 

J.C. “Chuck” Mazoch, president of Coastal Welding Supply, and his team spearheaded the project for LSF and is also grateful to Dewalt for their overwhelming and generous contribution. “A special thank you to Dewalt, who has been a great Coastal business partner,” said Mazoch, as he looked around the tool-filled room. “With their support, we were able to facilitate the supply of tools required to create the Bolivar Lone Survivor Foundation workshop.”

The Lone Survivor Foundation was established in 2010 by U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.) Marcus Luttrell to restore, empower and renew hope to wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support. The foundation serves active duty service men and women, veterans and their families and focuses on the wounds you cannot see, the invisible wounds of war; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and chronic pain.

The foundation is dedicated to honoring and remembering American service members by providing unique educational, rehabilitation, recovery, and wellness opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces members and their families. Find out more at