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ENGLISH RIVER OUTFITTERS RESORT
October 26, 2011

I have been an outdoorsman my whole life, but this opportunity gave me new perspective on the outdoors. For me it was too easy to think the woods would be there when I was ready to go enjoy it. Being invited on this hunt got me out and I quickly realized I had been taking the outdoors for granted. Just like tomorrow, nothing is guaranteed. You have to go enjoy it and experience it right now. Someday should be a bad word and used with extreme caution. After my experience in Iraq I learned that tomorrow is not a sure thing. Since coming home from overseas I started to think getting out hunting and enjoying nature was too cold, or work. I forgot about the solitude and rewards. There are a lot of great causes out there, but by now almost every American family has be affected by the Global War on Terrorism in one way or another. If someone had one hour to give, or one dollar, this would be the spot. I would not have had the experience and re-charging I did without others help. Helping the next veteran will be my new mission.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

English River Outfitters got me out in the woods enjoying the outdoors more that I could imagine Individual results will vary on whatever a veteran wishes to take or give to the experience. I made friends and had a chance to not think about my roll in war, but my roll in each day I have in front of me.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This outfitter does not need to be changed, it needs support to fulfill its mission. I am going to help change that by paying it forward and helping with fundraising for other veterans. Every hour spent by someone helping and every dollar will only make English River Outfitters better and better.

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How did you find this group?

I had heard of it, but I was invited on this hunt

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This experience rekindled my love of the outdoors

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Spent a weekend deer hunting with other vets.