Both Take a Vet Fishing and Operation Healing Heroes exist for the sole purpose of improving the lives and health of our nation’s heroes. Since 2015, the organizations have combined to treat nearly 1,000 U.S. Veterans from all eras of service to high-quality outdoors experiences intended to promote psychological healing; taken over 500 children of fallen soldiers fishing; and documented the heroic stories of over 50 Veterans on their Operation: Outdoor Freedom Foundation television show on Discovery Channel and other regional and national networks. Additionally, Take a Vet Fishing and Operation Outdoor Freedom have arranged and paid for PTSD treatment for over 100 individual Veterans since 2019.
Belanger says Take a Vet Fishing will host nine events for veterans in 2022 in Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and that Season 7 of Operation Healing Heroes TV presented by Great Clips will begin filming in April, 2022.
There are numerous ways individuals can help support veterans through the important work of Operation Healing Heroes. “Currently there are multiple opportunities to support the organization through our website, and we have additional creative ways for people to get involved in our mission. Any donation, regardless of the amount, goes a long way towards our goal of helping our nation’s heroes.”