February Chapter Meeting: Project Healing Waters

Join us on February 21 to meet longtime TU leader George Gaines as he shares his experiences with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) and learn how veterans are healed in so many ways by encountering the natural world and feeling that tug on a fly line. The program began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.

Project Healing Waters brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in military hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. We focus our resources wherever the need is greatest and expand our partner base in the process. PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.
 
MDTU is proud to showcase such a special TU-supported program with our members. George's presentation is intended as information-sharing only; attendees will not be expected to volunteer or make donations. If someone is inspired to get involved with the PHWFF program, we will be glad to facilitate connections after the meeting.
Free and open to the public. Hope to see you there: Wednesday, February 21, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Towson Presbyterian Church 400 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204