THE WOUNDED WATERS STORY
Getting Veterans out on the water, away from their struggles.
The mission of Wounded Waters is to give wounded warriors including Combat Veterans, Active Duty Military and First Responders outdoor adventures like fishing trips so they can take a break from worrying about all the stressors of daily life. Many Military Service men/women, Firemen and Police deal with high stress in their daily jobs and may even have Post Traumatic Stress issues, but they generally don’t like to talk about it. Too many of our Veterans and Service Personnel are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed and alone. Some are even at a high risk of suicide, a tragedy which we strive to prevent. Wounded Waters is trying to break down the barriers around these Service men and women, we want to let them know they are not alone and offer a helping hand out of the darkness they may be struggling with.
Experiencing nature or an outdoor adventure can be incredibly powerful for all men and women, especially when you get to experience a bond with other people and talk about your own struggles with someone who can relate. At WW, we've seen a total change in Veterans' demeanor before and during our trips. They feel a sense of comradery and safety from our WW community, and they often start to open up and talk about their struggles too. Hopefully, with the power of friendship, a boat and some good fishing stories we can help save someone's life. Kevin has already taken out numerous Vets, Military personnel, and First Responders fishing around Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana with great success.