La Plata, MD – August 17, 2017 – Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $20,000, which will fund the on-going programmatic activities of fly tying, fly fishing, and rod building instruction, classes, and clinics for the injured and disabled active duty military personnel and disabled veterans served by PHWFF nationwide.

Todd Desgrosseilliers (USMC Col. Ret.), CEO and President of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing said, “We are proud to continue our relationship with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s grantee network. This grant will enable us to continue providing the educational, training, and core-program activities necessary to best serve our Nation’s wounded, ill, and injured active duty military and disabled veterans at Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers nationwide.”

“Project Healing Water Fly Fishing offers one of the more unique programs for veterans working to overcome the mental and physical stress of combat,” said Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. “We are honored to call them partners once again as we collectively work to help our veterans heal.”

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

About the Disabled Veterans National FoundationDisabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

About Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing over 200 highly successful programs in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.  In 2016 alone, PHWFF served over 7,500 injured and disabled military service personnel and disabled veterans.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:

Doug Walker
Communications Director
(202) 737-0522