NWTF and Hope For The Warriors® Create New Partnership to Support Wounded Service Members

The National Wild Turkey Federation and Hope For The Warriors® are excited to announce a new partnership to provide hunting opportunities for wounded service members, families and families of the fallen.
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July 25, 2012 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, D.C, July 24, 2012 – The National Wild Turkey Federation and Hope For The Warriors® are excited to announce a new partnership to provide hunting opportunities throughout the country for wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.  The focus of the partnership will be on both organizations’ core value of enhancing the quality of life for the entire military family.  

Hope For The Warriors® created the Outdoor Adventures Program in 2010 to provide adaptive opportunities for wounded heroes to participate in sporting activities in the great outdoors.  In 2012, the organization recognized the therapeutic benefits for the family members and expanded the program to include spouses and children of wounded and fallen service members.

The partnership with the NWTF will give Hope For The Warriors® access to hunting opportunities throughout the country, allowing for a greater reach of service members and families supported through the program.

“We have witnessed firsthand the restoring power of our Outdoor Adventures Program,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said.  “Partnering with the NWTF will help us provide more opportunities to combat-wounded service members and their families, using the great outdoors to support their rehabilitation and recovery.”

“We’re thrilled to help our veterans by partnering with Hope For The Warriors®,” said George C. Thornton, NWTF CEO. “We can never do enough to fully honor them for their service to our country, but this is one way we can show our appreciation to the veterans of our Armed Services. By partnering with Hope For the Warriors®, we will increase our ability to help veterans enjoy the outdoors through our Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF.”

Visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org to learn more about Hope For The Warriors®.  E-mail Lew Deal (Ldeal@hopeforthewarriors.org) to get involved with the Outdoor Adventures Program.  Visit www.nwtf.org to learn more about the NWTF.


The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. A nonprofit organization founded in 1973, the NWTF and its volunteers work closely with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies and other partners to conserve the wild turkey and other upland wildlife and to preserve our hunting heritage.

Through these dynamic partnerships, the NWTF and its members helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America. The NWTF has conserved and improved 17 million acres of essential wildlife habitat with its partners by raising and investing $372 million. Habitat projects that help wild turkeys also improve habitat for deer, quail, rabbits, songbirds and many other species in our fields and forests.

The mission of Hope For the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.  Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® understands the challenges, pride, and joy of being a military family.  For today, tomorrow, and years to come, we will strive to meet the changing needs of service members and their families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.
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