Helping Heroes Foundation

The Helping Heroes Foundation was established to support the wellness of veterans and first responders who have sacrificed greatly for the safety and freedom of others. The Helping Heroes Foundation, comprised of military veterans, firefighters, and law enforcement officers, is dedicated to fulfilling our oath to assist these heroes.


Promote the healing of veterans and first responders through outdoor activities that foster camaraderie and pride. Our mission is to provide opportunities for hunting, outdoor promotion, and conservation programs to aid in the overall wellness of these heroes

Paralyzed Veterans of America

It does not matter if you are a first-time angler or have years of experience reeling in the big bass, the PVA Bass Tour is for you! Held at lakes and rivers known for their excellent fishing, the PVA Bass Tour accommodates anglers interested in fishing from a boat or who enjoy the serenity of fishing from the bank. We host both an Open division (boat) and a bank division to support all anglers.You don’t have a boat? That is ok! We have volunteer boat captains experienced in fishing the PVA Bass Tournament Series. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) offers a trapshoot tournament series consisting of several trap shoot events each year. Trapshooting is a popular and challenging sport that can be an exciting activity for competitive and recreational shooters. The sport involves shooting at clay targets that are launched in the air from a machine, known as a “trap house,” at different angles and speeds. PVA’s trapshoot competitions consist of 300 targets, including 100 Singles and Handicap/Yardage and 50 pairs of Doubles. This sport requires a combination of skill, precision, and focus, making it an exciting and fun way to spend time outdoors. Our shooting events are open to the community and allow for wheelchair users and able-bodied shooters to compete as equals.

Wounded Warrior Outdoors

Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc. is a non-profit organization exclusively founded to provide wounded servicemen and women with therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America. WWO gives deserving Active Duty Warriors in transition the opportunity of a lifetime in the wilderness location of their choice. We call them “Adventures Enabled.” Their adventure could take them bear hunting in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, on alligator hunts or fishing excursions in the Gulf Coast region of Florida or deer hunting in Texas. During their experience, they will participate in therapeutic activities such as backpacking, trail expeditions and numerous social interactions.

Wounded Warrior Outdoors provides this all-inclusive adventure at absolutely no cost to the servicemen and women, their families or the government. Transportation, lodging, meals and documentation of the adventure is provided free of charge. It is because of this arrangement that Wounded Warrior Outdoors relies entirely on private donations. Administration, general offices and personnel services are donated.

In order to maintain this highly effective organization, we need the support of private individuals and corporations. At Wounded Warrior Outdoors, over ninety percent of all donations directly benefit these Active Duty Warriors in transition.

Fifty wounded, but active, members of the military are selected to participate each year. Our host facilities are of the highest quality and offer all the comforts of home. WWO also provides complete outfitting including gear, clothing and field transport. Even taxidermy services are provided at no charge.

Most important to the program, Active Duty Warriors in transition are provided with all the accessibility and equipment necessary to make it an adventure that is truly memorable and one in which they can participate fully. No matter the individual’s disability, our focus in on ability and making sure their adventure becomes the memory of a lifetime.

All military branches have participated in our program and we have many relationships with military hospitals that help us facilitate our programs.

Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp

A Service for Our Military Service Members

Offering our wounded veterans the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy a hunting or fishing trip with all expenses paid, our group focuses on uniting fellow Wounded Heroes on our outdoor adventures. On our trips, our Heroes create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp is here for our Heroes, and we hope that you will share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. We believe that healing begins on the hunt! ​​

The Titan Project

Reeling in Vets is “teaching a man or woman to fish” in terms of spending time with other veterans and sharing stories, ideas and creating a support network. All while building a custom fishing pole. The take-away is not only a fishing pole. It is a one of a kind piece made by the veteran. A symbol of accomplishment, bonding and creativity. It will allow our comrades in arms to step into the outdoors or to be given as a gift to a friend or family member. Check our events page to see upcoming dates.

Iowa Veterans Outdoor Experience

Iowa veterans outdoor experience is a group of dedicated individuals that help our disabled veterans get back out and enjoy the great Iowa outdoors.

Mission statement: to provide opportunities for all veterans to enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors.

Purpose: to give assistance, camaraderie and support to our veterans and their families through various outdoor activities. Give our wounded veterans opportunities that may not normally be available. Provide education for local and national agencies that are available to veterans and their families

Hunting with Heroes

Hunting with Heroes is a non-profit organization that supports the recovery and healing of our Wounded Warriors from the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts as well as supports our local Veterans from all conflicts.

Healing on the Fly

Perpetuum Sanitatem is a 501c3 and has a unique approach to supporting those who served. Our Mission is to provide perpetual healing, both physical and emotional, to veterans of the Quad Cities. Perpetuum Sanitatem (HOTF) is a network designed to provide the veteran a multitude of opportunities to engage and to decide just how to connect with other veterans, nonprofits and volunteers supporting veterans. ‘On The Fly’ is a term meaning ‘while in motion or progress’. HOTF allows for continuous support for the healing process. This is not a one time occurrence but designed to provide continual support. We believe this network will coordinate, fund and manage veterans support throughout the Greater Quad Cities Area. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference.


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