On August 22, 2018, San Diego community and business leaders will come together to support wounded U.S. combat veterans. The day of fishing provides a unique opportunity for San Diego-based corporations and various industry associations to advocate for the rehabilitation of combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury, and other psychological wounds of war.
Rivers of Recovery is an innovative, national nonprofit that uses outdoor-based activities to effectively treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety in combat veterans and active duty military. The organization has achieved national media attention for its unique programs and results-driven treatments, which combine outdoor activities such as fishing and rafting with a scientifically designed curriculum of therapeutic techniques.
“The money raised will have a real impact on our organization,” said Amy V. Simon, Executive Director of Rivers of Recovery. “This event will help provide necessary scholarships to our veteran participants, allowing them to go through our unique rehabilitation program at no cost to them and helping us get closer to our goal of helping thousands of veterans. We are truly grateful to Congressman Hunter for taking a leadership role in addressing the needs of our nation’s wounded warriors.”