To introduce the Veterans Service Program and to kick off our fundraising, Trout Unlimited is hosting a dinner in Washington, DC on March 3, 2001. As you can read in the announcement, the objective of this program is to expand and deepen TU’s grassroots involvement with veteran rehabilitation projects in watersheds across the country. Trout Unlimited has been actively involved with Project Healing Waters since its beginning, just as it has with other important organizations, but with the inception of this program we hope to expand our involvement exponentially.
Today there are more than 3,250,000 veterans in the United States with a service connected disability, and of those, nearly 1,000,000 are from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. With your help we will engage our network of volunteers to introduce the therapeutic value of the sport we love to veterans nationwide. We will be teaching the basics of fly casting and fly tying, and providing an introduction to our conservation work…leading to many on-stream outings throughout the country.
If you are unable to attend but wish to support the program with a contribution please let me know.