God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its eighth annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event May 19-22. Members are working with community partners and other volunteers to make this year’s event a truly special occasion, in honor of all veterans of the Vietnam War
Andrew Dang, a student at Wilberforce School in Princeton Jct, New Jersery, has designated PHWFF as the beneficiaries of his 8th Grade Service Project. Andrew is collecting new or used equipment for fly fishing, fly tying, and rod building to be donated to the PHWFF MidAtlantic Region.
Rick Newman, a volunteer with the PHWFF Spokane, WA Program recently sent us this note, and it's our honor to share it with you. The interactions and camaraderie between veterans of different eras exemplifies one remarkable healing component of our program.
The Fly Fishing Show stopped in Marlborough, MA on January 16 -18, 2015. In attendance were PHWFF representatives from the New England Region who spent the weekend sharing our mission and the work being done by Program throughout the Northeast. Bill Manser, Program Lead of MVOC/MRTU Central Massachusetts, recounts the enjoyable and productive time spent during the recent Fly Fishing Show stop in Marlborough, MA.
PHWFF Salt Lake City held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This month, we learned to tie a Mother Shucker fly.
The Dusty Wissmath Fly Fishing School & Guide Service in Mercersburg, PA hosted Project Healing Waters volunteers, participants, and staff members on November 9, 2014 for a memorable day of fly fishing instruction. Attending were volunteers and participants from the National Capital Region and new PHWFF Staff members Megan Pierce, Leah McConnell, and Lauren Moore.
Cabela’s recently opened a new store at the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware. Thanks to the support and generosity of Eric Williams, the store Marketing Manger, the Delaware PHWFF Program has been able to hold tying demos in addition to using their conference space for on-going meetings and classes.
Recently, the local volunteer leadership of the Salem VAMC program showed their appreciation to those whose generous financial contributions have notably contributed to the growth and positive impact of their program. Such donors are important to sustain our efforts in reaching more injured and disabled veterans with our unique form of therapy. We're honored by their contributions to our cause.
Prospect Bay Country Club will be hosting a Paint Nite on February 20, 2015 (6:30– 9:00 pm: Painting 7:00-9:00pm) to benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Tickets are $45 per person and includes instruction, canvas, paint, brushes, & apron. Tickets do not include any food or beverages. Captain Kimberly Smith, USMC, will share her story of recovery through the Project Healing Waters program to all in attendance.
The Salem VAMC program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) gathered for the second time at the DAV Community Center in Salem, VA on January 6, 2015. Thanks to generosity of the DAV membership, the program will continue to meet here throughout the year.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
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