Several months ago, I wrote about donating flies to Project Healing Waters at the Ft. Belvior Marine Base and at the Quantico Marine Base. My friend, Bob Gartner runs the Ft. Belvior program and his cohort, Lally Laksbergs runs the Quantico PHW. They share all donations to either program.
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser
"Everything we get goes to our Project Healing Waters programs. We would put them in fly boxes and distribute them to the soldiers and marines. My friend, Marty Laksbergs, the Program Lead for the Quantico Program, also helps me out by attending our Fort Belvoir meetings. Marty and I share everything we get and we do joint trips to save money."
Silver: I dropped the ball on this also, I just ran out of time, but will contribute next winter. I sent 10 1/2 dozen flies to the Casper, WY PHW coordinator and another 10 1/2 dozen flies to the Rocky Mtn PHW director in Colorado Springs. After that I concentrated on the Wyoming Casting for Recovery gals, with the help of members here on the forum we sent them 27 dozen flies.
I dont know about PHW. They seem to be like the VA, Wounded Warrior Project, Texas Vets Comission and other organizations Ive asked for help from. Guess they care about us who came back with injuries but still have all our limbs. Been ignored by them all. Oh well, getting use to being alone in this. Glad to see somebody can get help atleast.