Heroes on the Water to hold first Spring Outing next month
Fri, 2016-01-15 05:00 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
A new group to support veterans through outdoor outings has been formed in the Fort Hood area.
The group is hosting its first spring outing on March 19 at Cedar Ridge Park on Lake Belton. The event involves fishing from kayaks.
The program provides guided trips which serve to help veterans decompress from the stresses associated with combat and the physical rigors of rehabilitation.
Participants will receive instruction in basic kayak fishing and paddling, along with angling clinics and paddling classes for participants with skill sets ranging from beginners to the most experienced paddlers.
The program also assists participants in adapting their newly developed skills to their new abilities. Adaptive kayaks, kayaking accessories and angling equipment is offered by groups on an as needed basis to accommodate a soldier’s particular needs.
Volunteers are welcome, as well as donations. Those wishing to attend the March 19 outing should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so the chapter will have enough supplies on hand for the event.
Those wishing to volunteer or donate to the new chapter can contact Greg Sterley at 440-376-3417 or Bert Rodriguez at 817-996-1041.
HOW began in 2007 and has chapters in more than 17 states. Volunteers help with taking injured service men and women on kayak fishing excursions, help with administrative tasks of planning and carrying out an outing, as well as assist with registration or coordinating the food at an event.