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Helping Veterans At ‘The Fallen Outdoors’

Photo courtesy of The Fallen Outdoors
Photo courtesy of The Fallen Outdoors

Helping veterans. And promoting great things for people and the organizations that help.

Those are win-wins for me.

My dad, a disabled veteran was one of my heroes. My grandfather was another one of my heroes, as were other family members. I have a number of close friends who are veterans. Because of them, over the years, I have done what I can to promote the organizations, veterans and the activities related to them. 

Yesterday, I received a letter from an organization called The Fallen Outdoors.

The following letter was attached.

Good Morning, 

 

I am working with a local 501(c)3non-profit organization for veterans, and I was hoping that you may be able to help us reach more veterans in need. 

 

All of our services are 100% free and of no cost to veterans or active-duty service members. Our biggest problem has been getting our events heard by veterans, so they know to attend. We have a websiteFacebook and Instagram. If you could help us get our name out there in any way, we would be forever grateful. 

 

I have attached a little more information about what we do and who we are as an organization. The free deep sea fishing event is just one example of the many trips that we host. 

 

Thank you, 

Jesse Webber 

Assistant Leader – Team New England The Fallen Outdoors 

6032362293

This is a current FREE event here in New England.

Who: Any veteran or active duty servicemember of any era

What: An entire day fishing alongside other veterans, building and fostering relationships to support one another in the hope of reducing the prevalence of veteran suicide

Where: The ship sails out of Hampton, New Hampshire

When: Thursday, May 20th from 0600-1600

Why: COVID-19 has drastically affected the mental health and well-being of each and every one of us. The event has been graciously donated to The Fallen Outdoors, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the prevalence of veteran suicide.

If you are a veteran or active-duty servicemember that would like to participate in this trip, send an email to Jesse.Webber@TheFallenOutdoors.com. The trip will be limited to 30 veterans
(You can find them here on Facebook.)

My hope and my heart is that each of us will share this with friends and family who are veterans. This is a national organization helping these men and women who have served or are serving. This is one way, each of us can help.

Jesse shared the following “mission statement” with me.

To Whom it May Concern,

My name is Jesse Webber, I am the New England Assistant Team Leader for The Fallen Outdoors. The Fallen Outdoors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the sole focus of getting veterans and service members into the great outdoors. We do this through coordinating and facilitating hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and camping trips with local guides, charters, outdoorsmen, volunteers and our organization’s own prostaff members.

The goal is to provide these veterans with an outlet to step away from their life stressors. On these trips, veterans are able to build upon their existing support network to better equip themselves for what lies ahead of them. Our staff consists of active and former military service members who are all volunteer. Since our inception in July of 2019, Team New England has facilitated over 200 veteran and service member participation in trips and events across the Northeast.

Team New England has specific goals that we would like to accomplish over the next year. First, we would like to facilitate 15-20 major fishing trips ranging from lake, river, and ocean fishing excursions. Second, we anticipate hosting 12-18 hunting trips targeting rabbits, turkey, deer, bear and waterfowl. Lastly, we aim to provide 3 snow-shoe hikes, 5 overnight hikes, 8 canoe trips and 3 family-oriented barbeques. The focus is not necessarily what these veterans are doing but rather that they are doing it together and creating memories that they can lean on during tough times.

How to support The Fallen Outdoors mission to prevent veteran suicide:

  • Join our ranks as a prostaff member
  • Donate your time, host a trip for a veteran
  • Allow access to your land for one of our prostaff members to bring a veteran hunting or fishing
  • Donate used or new equipment
  • Donate money so that we can continue our mission
  • How to Donate 
  • PayPal: NewEngland.Lead@TheFallenOutdoors.com
  • Check: Payable to The Fallen Outdoors and sent to 320 Lake Drive, North Bennington, VT 05257
  • Venmo: TFO New England
  • Items and equipment can be picked up by any one of our Pro-Staffer members located in ME, NH, VT, Mass, RI and CT

Current news on our activity can be found by viewing The Fallen Outdoors on Facebook at The Fallen Outdoors EAST COAST ALL VETERAN Community Page or on our website at http://TheFallenOutdoors.com

Sincerely,

Jesse Webber
Assistant Team Lead – New England The Fallen Outdoors
Jesse.Webber@thefallenoutdoors.com
Mobile (603)236-2293 www.TheFallenOutdoors.com

This is one of the reasons I started Positive News For You and our nonprofit, PN4UINC. Our goal is to promote positivity, positive events and educate people to a more positive lifestyle.

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