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Veteran Outdoors Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Fishing & Hunting, Sports

Mission: Giving Back to Those that Gave

Target demographics: Veterans live their dream adventures

Direct beneficiaries per year: 147 Veterans get out hunting!

Geographic areas served: the great outdoors

Programs: SURPRISE Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Adventures throughout the World.

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Outdoors has went above and beyond serving veterans. Great group of guys who volunteer their time and equipment to ensure each veteran is taken care of. Top notch!

Rick W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rob Mcready is an awesome man to get out and fish with. An awesome day on the water. Even though we only managed one fish on 6 bites Rob kept putting in the effort to find the fish. He is so knowledgeable and his contribution to the veteran community is second to none.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ive had the honor and pleasure to be out on the water with Gunny. He works hard to get us vets on some fish. The comradery between vets, being out of the house, enjoying nature, brings a level of calm and healing. If you ever get a chance to go fishing with Rob, you will learn a thing or two and wont be disappointed.

Ray G.1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Been fishing with both Rob Macready and John Kaiser. Both who Loved fishing and taking veterans and active-duty out to get on fish in the Pacific Northwest. they both have great knowledge and fishing abilities and know the systems the page that we target. Thank you very much keep up the great work

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to go on a once in a lifetime deep sea fishing trip with other veterans. This helped me more than words could explain. It’s something I very much needed but didn’t know it. Thankyou Kody and the other VO staff and Thankyou for everyone that donated and contributed !

Mick K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran outdoors (rob) is amazing got us out on the water put us on nice fish. Great time can’t wait to do it again.

Jo Ellen L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When Veteran Outdoors was just beginning, I had the great privilege of helping with graphics and marketing. While I thought it was a noble venture? It wasn’t until I met Dan Robles in person that I realized it’s tremendous impact. Dan is a double amputee Army vet. In meeting him, I saw up close the great benefit of Veteran Outdoors.

They flew him in a private plane to a ranch and outfitted him with all the gear he needed and then he enjoyed two days of hunting. He was surrounded by men who supported and listened to him and engaged with him as both a hero and an equal.

The team at VO has done this with over 3300 veterans in the last decade or so. Completely volunteer with all trips and gear donated, they have truly kept faithful to their mission of “giving back to those who gave”.

They have been the saving grace for those who were struggling. They have been a launching pad for those re-entering the civilian world. More importantly, they have treated Veteran after Veteran with the utmost dignity—as they deserve.

They are a stellar organization that I’ve been privileged to see up close.

Brandon G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I didn’t know what to expect when I went salmon fishing with John Kaiser in Oregon, had an absolute blast there ended up being about 6 guided boats with veterans. Great experience getting to hang with like minded guys and girls on the water away from the world.

Austin N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been out fishing with Rob Macready with the Veteran Outdoors twice and I hope I get to go on many more. Rob is the best of the best and I consider him to be one of the greatest men I know, absolute selfless service to his fellow veterans. Not only did I catch fish on both the trips I was also invited back and given calendar dates to come back during those trips. This has been the best therapy for me by far as a disabled combat veteran. Rob is The Man!!!!

Jared H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Went out with Rob Mcready on two different trips this year. We slayed some Sockeye on Baker Lake and then got limits down at Astoria. Rob is the most pro vet person I have ever met. All he cares about is putting veterans on fish. He will literally “fight” you if you try to chip in any cash lol. He is your best guide for Veteran Outdoors hands down.

Andrew M.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had heard about Veteran Outdoors for a couple of years but hadn't had any experiences with them. Before he got involved with VO, I had met and fished with Gunny Macready several times and he had become a real good friend and Mentor for this Salty Active Duty Chief. After teaming up with Gunny, I was invited up to fish with him at his local stomping grounds, Baker Lake. It was there that I first fished with John. Theres a lot to be said about the instant connection we are able to have with others who have served. It seems that the branch served, the era served, nor the job held while serving, seems to be a factor in how quickly we seem to connect and bond. John and I fished together while Gunny hosted the other vets. It was such an awesome couple of days. This wasn't just a one and done, thank you for serving/thank you for your service. This has become a new friendship and an extended family. I will continue to send my Sailors to the VO page so they can hopefully have an experience of their own with the crew. Keep doing the good lords work VO.

James T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an awesome non-profit! Currently active duty military and was able to spend the day out on the water with Rob Macready! Overall one of the best fishing days of my life and had a blast- great organization that does great things for vets and active duty members

Joe_93

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Veteran outdoors is a wonderful program. I have volunteered for ip salmon for 5 years now. It warms my heart to see these vets with smiles on there faces and laughing. Catching up on times and sharing memories. I will continue to volunteer for many years to come. Thank you for everything you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for a program the last two years that veteran outdoors sponsors. I think it is a wonderful experience to see the faces of these veterans when they get together and fish for salmon. I've had the opportunity to meet Toby James Nunn and I appreciate everything that he and others do for our veterans. The events that veterans outdoors sponsors are very detailed. I look forward to continuing to volunteer my time at these events. Thank you veteran outdoors.

Charles H.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cannot thank Veteran Outdoors for the amazing fishing trip! It felt so good to get out on the water with so many brothers and slay salmon and Dungeoness Crab!

Even spotted some whales!

Grant S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Had a great time with my old buddy John. Hooked a lot of fish, great time catching up. Thank you John! Two thumbs way up!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to part of Operation Salmon 2019. I’m still not sure who had more fun over the weekend, the veterans on my boat, or my friend and I running the boat. All I can tell you is that it has been an amazing experience that has left me fulfilled, and with a real sense appreciation for these men, ones like them, and the life they’ve helped me to have through their service. Veteran Outdoors is a nonprofit for veterans, but honestly, it did a lot for this ordinary joe just helping where I can.

Jason D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rob Macready has gone above and beyond volunteering his time for VO. He has provided over 30 trips a year for Veterans in the PNW fishing for Sockeye, Coho, Chum and Chinook. I cant think of a better Ambassador for team VO.

Darwin T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with veteran outdoors for a little over three years now. It has been life changing. I my self am not a veteran but my father was. To get the opportunity to spend days on the water and get to know these warriors both active and retired is nothing short of amazing. I’ve made some amazing friends along the way. To see the joy shared betwen these folks is awesome. Thanks again and I hope to continue to serve these hero’s.

John391

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After a career ending injury received in Iraq in 2006 volunteering with Veteran Outdoors has provided me a role to continue my service. Thanks to the support of veteran Outdoors I’m able to reach over 100 veterans a year to provide healing in the Outdoors through fishing, crabbing and duck hunting trips. I consider being able to volunteer with this great organization an honor and a blessing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Veteran Outdoors I’m continually amazed at the planning and thought that goes into making each veterans experience with VO one that will have a meaningful impact!

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Joshua D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best weeks of my life. I would never miss this kinda experience ever in my life.