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Veterans Gear Up to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

When the rain started, they didn’t think much about it.

“Hey it’s a bit of rain. No big deal,” they said.

But it became a very big deal as Hurricane Harvey flooded the Houston area, with some areas receiving 50+ inches of rain, leaving thousands of residents stranded without basic necessities.

This group of friends, mostly military

2017-09-13T17:13:28+00:00 September 13th, 2017|2 Comments

Congressman Duncan Hunter Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Combat Veterans

Rivers of Recovery San Diego Fundraiser U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) with veterans, community representatives, and business leaders at the San Diego fishing tournament supporting Rivers of Recovery.

U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) hosted a day of fishing on August 17, 2017, that brought together community and

2017-09-06T00:40:55+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Congressman Duncan Hunter Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Combat Veterans

Scientific Research Measures Fly Fishing’s Ability to Help Vets Heal

While fly fishing’s positive effects on veteran recovery is widely supported by personal testimony, Rivers of Recovery wanted to prove it. So, we did a scientific research study to measure how fly fishing affects our participants, both physically and emotionally.

Research on fly fishing's affect on veteran rehabilitation and recovery.

2017-08-22T21:04:52+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Scientific Research Measures Fly Fishing’s Ability to Help Vets Heal

We’re Looking for a Few Good Sponsors

Sponsors for Golf TournamentInterested in an easy and fun way to help veterans? Rivers of Recovery needs sponsors for our upcoming Golf Tournament at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford, Connecticut on September 21, 2017.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $50 to $1200. Or, if you’re in the area,

2017-07-19T15:33:23+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on We’re Looking for a Few Good Sponsors

Volunteers Help Veterans Reconnect with Their Communities

Volunteers are an essential part of each Rivers of Recovery trip. While some are vets themselves, others don’t have any military experience.

Rivers of Recovery Volunteers Rivers of Recovery volunteers often find the trips change their own perspective as well.

Our volunteers help in ways far beyond logistics

2017-06-13T19:45:58+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteers Help Veterans Reconnect with Their Communities

Emergent BioSolutions Hosts First Michigan Rivers of Recovery Trip

Hard work and determination from dedicated Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBSI) employees helped Rivers of Recovery launch our first Michigan fly fishing trip for regional veterans.

Kick Off Michigan Trip Pictured (left to right): Amy Simon, Jason Smagacz, Jose Jauregui, Congressman John Moolenaar, Brett Linton

Six Michigan-area vets

2017-06-08T20:47:42+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Emergent BioSolutions Hosts First Michigan Rivers of Recovery Trip

Rivers of Recovery Starts a New Tradition with Challenge Coins for Monthly Donors

The Military Custom of Challenge Coins

Rivers of Recovery Challenge Coins Challenge coins are traditionally exchanged via a handshake.

Challenge coins are well-known in the armed forces, but somewhat mysterious to civilians. The history of challenge coins is thought to date back as far as Ancient Rome, when soldiers

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Rivers of Recovery Starts a New Tradition with Challenge Coins for Monthly Donors

Meatball & Beer Bash Raises Money for Injured Veterans

A small town’s annual Meatball Cook-Off & Beer Bash has turned into a fun way for locals to raise money for wounded veterans, combining charity with a good time.

Meatball and Beer Bash, Warsaw, Minnesota Competition is fierce for the annual Meatball & Beer Bash in Warsaw,

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Meatball & Beer Bash Raises Money for Injured Veterans