Last November, we wrote about the end of the excursion season for Wounded Warrior Outdoors. With the return of warmer weather, the organization is back to hosting the outdoor adventures for wounded military personnel. The year started in April, where there were two different turkey shoots scheduled. One of the turkey hunting excursions was in the Fredonia area. The community gave great support the Wounded Warrior Outdoors organization and its volunteers. During the trip, each participant is partnered with a local guide and caller for a personalized hunting experience. There are future outdoors trips planned throughout the year including fishing in Alaska, bear hunting in British Columbia and alligator hunting in Florida to just name a few.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors is a non-profit organization for wounded, but active duty military men and women that provides therapeutic outdoor adventures in the United States and Canada. Wounded Warrior Outdoors works with doctors, nurses and therapists at Walter Reed Medical Center and Balboa Naval Medical Center. The medical teams nominate the candidates for the trips. The participants in the trips can achieve more positive therapy in one day of an outdoor adventure than a week of therapy at a hospital. The trips, which exciting for the hunting portion, also brings along challenges for the participants depending on their injuries. However, by the end of day one, the challenges are overcome and new challenges are met. There are medical personal on each trip to give extra help if or when it is needed.
The excursions are free to the military servicemen or servicewomen. The trips are paid fully by donations and money raised throughout the year to Wounded Warrior Outdoors. The staff for the organization are volunteers and do not get paid for their work. The lodges or homes that host the trips are also donated to the organization. One of the big fundraising events for the organization is Cocktails for a Cause held every February at the University Club of Orlando. It was recently announced that 10% of the funds raised by the 4th Annual Nimitz Golf Classic on 6/14/2013, will go to Wounded Warrior Outdoors. There are also corporate sponsors such as Southwest Airlines, Inside Self Storage, Rabco Corporation, Wild Sheep Foundation and others. If you would like to donate to Wounded Warrior Outdoors, see their website to find out how.
Stop N Stor has been a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Outdoors for the past 2 years. Stop by our locations to find out more about this extremely important and giving organization. Stay tuned for more updates on Wounded Warrior Outdoors throughout the year.