Band of Heroes Outdoors work everyday to provide a release and a therapeutic environment for veterans to be able to enjoy God’s country and its benefits while being in the company of heroes.
Guardian Outdoors is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization filed under the official name Guardian Outdoor Adventures Inc. We are an entirely volunteer organization whose mission is to provide active duty military, military veterans, fire fighters, police officers, emts and other first responders with outdoor therapy adventures with the main focus of fishing and white water rafting, at no cost to the applicant.
We are an organization focused on healing veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD, medical issues, and other conditions related to their service. We provide no cost fishing trips to veterans, active duty and first responders in hopes that exposing them to outdoor therapy will give them a positive outlet from their stressors.
We are a Veteran Organization with a faith in Christ, Our Nations Hero’s and the Outdoors, and our mission is to serve those who sacrifice for this country. We are a Christian based non-profit (501C3 in process) that uses the outdoors as a tool to make Veteran’s, Police and Fireman feel appreciated, loved and wanted. We volunteer our time to take these brave men and women, and their families, out hunting and fishing around the country for free to thank them for their service, help them get away from the stress in their life, and help them be able to live in the moment. We are here for you as Veteran Brothers and Sisters, and as a Family that you can reach out to if you need someone to be there. https://www.facebook.com/VCOOutdoors/
Hero Hunts Foundation (HHF) was founded in 2016 as a way for us to express our gratitude to the Service Members and Veterans of the US Armed Forces. We have been supporting veterans and veterans groups locally in Delaware and the surrounding area, behind the scenes for a while and now this foundation will allow us to openly express our deep gratitude to the men and women who have, and who continue to, make sacrifices so we may remain free and safe.
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.
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!
In 2002, Bud West started the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. The original focus was helping paralyzed veterans through fishing until the group obtained the land lease in 2005. In 2007, the group became incorporated. Sadly, in 2010 Bud passed away.
Today, we are a dedicated group of men and women who love the outdoors and believe that hunting and fishing should be accessible for everyone, regardless of disability. We serve both military and civilian disabled persons who enjoy hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. The only way they can do so is with the assistance of the Wounded Warrior volunteers who are physically able to do so.