Tents 4 Troops Founder to Host 80 This Week

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July 23, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Tents 4 Troops ( will be hosting the largest group of active military personnel in the organization's history later this week.

A group of nearly 80 is traveling 200 miles from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington to visit the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Wash., according to a news release from Charlie Curry, Tents for Troops founder.

The group will fill 19 tent sites and six RV sites in all. Toutle River recently hosted a group from the Bangor Naval Submarine Base as well. Tents for Troops is a network of RV parks and campgrounds across 44 states that offers free sites to active military when available. The program never asks a park to offer more than two sites for two nights.

"This extra large group has been planning this trip for a long time and the park has enough vacant sites so we thought it was a great idea to offer these sites for free," Curry stated. The RV park is providing the group with a 15-passenger van so members can visit Mount Saint Helens National Monument and other nearby attractions such as the historic little city of Astoria Oregon and Long Beach, Wash.

A 3,000-foot steam plume streams from Mount St. Helens on May 19, 1982, two years after its major eruption.

"We added a couple new horseshoe pits and a few new fire pits to accommodate the group as well. It's a pleasure to be able to accommodate these families who give so freely to all of us," Curry stated.

For more information about the Tents 4 Troops program, contact Charlie Curry at (360) 274-7915 or



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