Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
From Friday June 2nd thru Sunday June 4th, 2017, SERVPRO of Beckley had the pleasure to spend an amazing weekend with many disabled Veterans. This outing was organized by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - Parkersburg, WV but Veterans from Programs throughout WV and surrounding states attended the event.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a non-profit organization that has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.
This is the second year SERVPRO of Beckley has attended the Thornwood, WV Weekend Fly Fishing event. Before deciding to participate in this event in 2016, I visited Project Healing Waters website (see the link below) and was most impressed by the following answers to their FAQ’s:
PHWFF is much more than a one-time fishing outing. We strive to serve those who have made great sacrifices in their service to our great nation through offering on-going, year-round support, classes and outings.
PHWFF works hard to keep our administrative and fundraising costs associated with the operation of PHWFF as low as possible. Per our 2015 annual audited financial statements, 84% of total expenses went to programmatic support for PHWFF participants.
We had the pleasure to volunteer our time along with many other businesses and individuals dedicated to serving our disabled vets. It was, needless to say, a rewarding yet emotional three days and we are planning to attend for our third consecutive year on the first weekend of June 2018.