Introducing the National Whitetail Warrior Project, an organization made up of some the best people Alabama has to offer! This past week we came together to host eight Purple Heart Veterans on a three day hunt at Water Valley Lodge in Gilbertown, Alabama. Our connection was made through an introduction of one of our Board of Advisor members, USAF Colonel Paul Nelson, as he saw a new organization with services to offer and another with vetted members that needed an opportunity to come together at the Bonfire.
A perfect fit that has a strong future ahead.
Veterans from Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia attended the first event for the NWWP as members of the Warrior Bonfire. We were treated to good food, beautiful terrain and a straight up high class Alabama lodge, complete with a perfect game room. The hunting was solid and our guys left with plenty of deer meat for tables across the Southeast this holiday season. But this hunt was more about a greater good than just a hunt. This was about being an example of why many organizations are needed versus just a few large organizations. Individually we fill needs on our own communities, we consistently touch and change lives in a personal way and resources sometimes don’t stretch as far as we need. When we come together and bring our strengths to the table, we educate more and we serve more. Because of this particular partnership the Warrior Bonfire Program will be able to offer more hunts for our alumni members and the National Whitetail Warrior Project will be able to rely on our ability to vet members for these hunts through our online registration and rule of prior travel on non-firearm events prior to attending a hunt.
We are so very grateful for this Bonfire hosted by the NWWP and are privileged to be a partner! Thank you to all that donated to make this event possible and to the Water Valley Lodge for their highly discounted rate. “Good People” as stated by several of the veterans that attended.
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Thank you to all those that supported and donated to make this event a reality!
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