Fun Times at the 2012 LEEK Open House

Posted on May 14, 2012

Photos from the event... [nggallery id=19]

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LEEK Qualifies for Niagara CFC / United Way Fundraising

Posted on April 30, 2012

Congratulations to LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve; for the fourth year in a row LEEK has qualified and is listed under the Niagara CFC / United Way Fundraising for the 2012 Campaign. TO:   Agency Contact RE:    2012 CFC Application The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) of the Niagara Frontier Combined Federal Campaign met on April 18, 2012, to review your agency’s application for inclusion in our fall 2012 Combined ...

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L.E.E.K. Featured in the Navy Supply Corp Newsletter

Posted on February 17, 2012

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus designated the month of November as Warrior Care Month, to help “recognize the sacrifices and achievements of our wounded, ill and injured service members, their families, and those who care for them.” Many of our wounded warriors spend the majority of their time inside; in hospitals, recovery installations, and at home. Now, however, they have a place they may visit which is actually outside, ...

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Special Bear Hunt for Special Men

Posted on December 5, 2011

Cory Benoit of Huber Heights, Ohio scores first at LEEK during the Bear Season By Dick Vargeson Tuesday November 22nd marked an extra special bear hunt in the hills between Galeton, Germania, and Gaines at the Ron Andrus property on Leetonia Road. This was a combined effort between Andrus and the LEEK organization. This hunt was set up for 3 disabled veterans, DJ Martin from Maine, Mike Clark, Pittsburgh, & Cory Benoit from Huber ...

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LEEK Preserve Gears up For Blackpowder Hunt: Oswayo, Pa

Posted on October 4, 2011

BY: Amber Woods, Public Affairs Officer at LEEKNearly everyone has suffered some type of loss in their lifetime, and those who have survived trauma or tragedy know with great compassion the importance of recovery through rest, support and friendship.Perhaps no one knows better than the owners and volunteers at LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Oswayo, Pa, where wounded servicemen come for times of healing, and an opportunity to get away from ...

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LEEK Volunteers at the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous

Posted on August 9, 2011

Here are a bunch of photos from we ran the the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous where we ran the Eagle Eye Competition. [nggallery id=18]

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Final Farewell: a tribute to Sgt. James Hackemer

Posted on July 18, 2011

(By Amber Woods) I’m honored to say that Sgt. James Hackemer was my friend. He was also a decorated war veteran who lost both his legs in a roadside bombing during a second deployment to the war ridden country of Iraq in 2008. Before he actually died last week, he had died twice before. Once in the battlefield after his military vehicle was hit with an explosive device and again on an operating room table. Both times, he was revived. ...

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L-E-E-K float with veterans from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm and OIF/OEF

Posted on July 18, 2011

LEEK float with veterans from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm and OIF/OEF being honored in Shinglehouse, PA  4th of July 2011 parade. Photos from Charlene Freelove. [nggallery id=16]

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Soldier Who Died on Roller Coaster Remembered for Tenacious Spirit

Posted on July 14, 2011

James Hackemer survived a roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his legs. Yet James lived life to the fullest. Then, last week, he was killed after being thrown from a roller coaster. Columnist Amber Woods remembers the lessons her unlikely friend taught [READ MORE]

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L-E-E-K Mourns the Loss of Sgt. James Hackemer

Posted on July 9, 2011

On behalf of the LEEK family, we offer our sincere condolences and prayers for the family of Sgt. James Hackemer, who lost his life Friday in an accident while visiting an amusement park in New York. Sgt. Hackemer of Gowanda, NY, brought his vibrant spirit, love for life and sense of humor to our Spring Turkey Hunt and Open House this year at LEEK Preserve. From the moment he arrived at camp, Sgt. Hackemer was all smiles. His participation in ...

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