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$1 of each product sold from January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017 will be donated directly to Heroes in Transition. This charity supports those who has served through assistance with home modifications for disabled veterans, Transitional Support Group Therapy, financial support for service families and assistance dogs for Veterans. Heroes in Transition was founded in 2009 in memory of Capt. Eric A. Jones, a Marine helicopter pilot, who lost his life while supporting a combat mission in Afghanistan, October 26, 2009.
$1 of each product sold from October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 was donated directly to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. SOWF ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as family and educational counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special ops service members who lose their lives in the line of duty. The foundation also provides financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations service members. The SOWF is committed to providing scholarship grants – not loans – to over 1,100 children, who survive over 900 special ops service members who gave their lives in service to our country.
$1 of each product sold from July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016 was donated directly to Project Healing Waters. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics participants ranging from beginners who have never fished before, to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost. Fishing trips, both one day and multi-day, are also provided free of charge to participants. PHWFF is unique in that the volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis. It is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings, and provide them a new activity.
$1 of each product sold from April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016 was donated directly to the Cpl Chad E. Oligschlaeger Foundation for the Study of PTSD. The mission of their foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of our troops suffering from the stress, adversity and trauma encountered while serving our country. By raising public awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), their goal is to raise and provide funding for counseling and support groups, to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for PTSD, to find temporary housing for our veterans who have returned and are returning from war, to advocate and lobby on behalf of the PTSD community for change in drug protocol in the military, and to maintain a website for access to help resources, articles and educational information about PTSD.