"TOGETHER WE ARE REFORGED"
Priority 1- HYDRAULIC PRESS AND ACCESSIBLE TOOLS
We do our best to provide equipment that will assist students to forge with autonomy so their knife is truly their own. We acquired a Hydraulic Press to help disabled Veterans and First Responders shape their knives. We achieved our initial goals and continue to improve our accessible work area.
Priority 2- FUNDING
Funding puts the fun in forging. We want to reach as many Vets and First Responders as possible. Our goal is to expand services to include family members in individual therapy. We have over 160 Veterans and First Responders signed up to take a class. We have many Reforged Alumni who use the forge on a regular basis.
Priority 3- EXPANDING WORK STATIONS
We have four forges and can support eight students at one time. We want each student to have their own work station as well as equipment.
Priority 4- EXPAND PROGRAMS
Expand programs to also include art, woodworking, leatherworking, and architectural blacksmithing. Currently all counseling is provided by volunteers. We would like to establish paid trauma counselors. We seek support to extend counseling services to family members.