Throughout American history, millions of members of the United States Armed Forces have fought in deadly wars and battles to protect our country and its freedom. One of the tragic consequences to those engaged in these wars is post-traumatic effects to our heroes well being. Our program partners show an appreciation for that sacrifice, and aid in our mission, which is of significant therapy for our nation’s heroes.
A membership organization made up exclusively of Minnesota men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, our mission is to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served. We help veterans like you get the benefits and support you need. Learn how we can help you file benefit claims, connect with other veteran organizations that seek to serve you and more on the veterans’ page.
Angling with Officers was founded in 2018 by Angling Pro Jack Winters, and is a certified 501(c)(3) organization. Jack combined his passion for fishing, along with his love of the outdoors, to provide Officers a break from their everyday routine and stresses that come with a career in Law Enforcement. The Angling with Officers program is provided to those in the Law Enforcement community at no charge.
Healing Patriots uses the power of The Great Outdoors. Fishing is one tool we use to relax and refocus on the simple things in life. During the multiple day expeditions, the goal is to go back to basics in building confidence, refocus on faith, develop team concepts, make new friends, build the camaraderie that was thought to be lost, and learn techniques to fish for multiple species.
The great outdoors provides a unique opportunity to get away and become one with nature and its healing powers.
Band of Brothers Outdoors was started and founded by three Military Veterans with one mission in mind… “To get our Veterans and Active duty members outdoors to experience the benefits of Recreational Therapy!”. Whether it be Kayaking, Mushrooming, Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Hunting or Fishing, Band of Brothers Outdoors is committed to helping our veterans and active duty service members get back outdoors.
2023 Camp Bliss Retreats for Veterans, Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities! Click on any of the events below for more information. The main focus of this center is to assist people with disabilities and Veterans. As a result, Veterans can reconnect with their families, heal from trauma experienced during their service, cope with any service-related disability, and adjust to civilian life.
United Heroes League actively works to ensure that children of military service members are afforded every opportunity to participate in sports. We have provided over $20 MILLION worth of free sports equipment, game tickets, cash grants, sports camps and special experiences to military families across the US & Canada.
Time on the Water was created with one goal in mind: to thank our Military, first responders, and health care professionals for their sacrifice by providing an all-expenses-paid five-day fishing trip to Lake of the Woods near Sioux Narrows, Ontario. If you know someone that has served their country that would love a fishing trip, or if you would like to sponsor a veteran, please contact us right away
Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides opportunities for our nation’s current or former uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn Law Enforcement Officers, sworn Fire Fighters and sworn or affirmed Emergency Medical Responders, all of whom have been injured from combat operations or line-of-duty service, to fish and reconnect with nature’s healing properties. Charter Captains and private boat owners take our Wounded Heroes walleye fishing for a 4 day event the last weekend of June at no charge. Walleyes for Wounded Heroes provides lodging, meals, entertainment, and transportation around the Port Clinton area.
MFO provides unique outdoor experiences that foster camaraderie, healthy living, unity and healing for veterans and their families. We are a non profit, 501(c)(3), veterans organization designed to get our veterans and their families outdoors and enjoying this country they sacrificed so much to protect. 100% of all donations go towards lodging, meals and supplies needed for the events. There are no overhead fees and our volunteers receive no compensation. All guides and event hosts have donated their time, equipment and services to provide the veterans with memorable and successful experiences.
Fishing with Vets is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide veterans, both active and retired, with an opportunity to fish some of the mid-west’s premier fishing destinations. The veterans are paired up with guides who are some of Midwest’s best fishermen/women. The main goal of our events is to create life-long memories and friendships for our veterans. To Those Who Served : To Those Still Serving.
Camp Ripley, located near Little Falls, Minnesota, is a 53,000-acre regional training center hosting numerous ranges and state-of-the-art facilities to support the training requirements of military and civilian agencies. In addition to providing resources enabling customers to train in a realistic environment, CRTC remains committed to environmentally-sound stewardship throughout Central Minnesota to include its 18 miles of undeveloped Mississippi River shoreline. www.mnvetsoutdoors.org
Veterans Honor Fight of ND/MN is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s Veterans for all their sacrifices. Top priority is given to the senior Veterans – World War II and Korean War Veterans – along with other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Flights occur in the spring and fall of each year pending fundraising.
DOVR provides a safe, inclusive, and Relaxing wilderness immersion for veterans and civilians alike. Vets Can Return, Rest and Renew among a welcoming community. DOVR is committed to supporting this nation’s veterans. Vets have sacrificed so much for this country, and we’re honored to support them in our small ways.
We believe that all Veterans and any Service Member of any branch of service who has served our country through the years deserve a Weekend on the lake. If this describes you, or someone you know, here is your opportunity to get a chance to fish with some of the best anglers we know! Well known professional fishermen and others will guide a Veteran/Soldier and guest for two days of fishing on Lake of The Woods! This will be a fun and exciting two days of fishing!