Fishing With Heroes

$6,099 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 58 months
My name is Wendell Marler and I am the Founder & President of Fishing With Heroes. As a lot of you I shake the hand and say Thank You to every Soldier I see & just always wanted to do more. After a lot of encouragement from some great Friends & Family Fishing With Heroes was born.
We are a Non Profit that takes Active Duty & Retired Soldiers and First Responders fishing. From first timers to avid anglers. No gear, No license, No boat needed, we provide it all, we even throw some ribs or a brisket on the smoker to provide a great lunch, heck we’ll even cook up some of their catch if they want, if not we clean the Fish then vacuum bag seal them to take home. From our great lakes & rivers here in the Northwest to once in a lifetime fishing trips. When I first started this a little over a year ago I was looking at it as a way to say Thank You to these HEROES but after this year it’s become something more, something that is really needed. It is being referred to as Recreational Therapy by Psychologists. To give these HEROES a day on the water where they can just turn their minds off and not have to worry about anything except enjoying the day means more to these Heroes than you will ever know. After hearing what these Heroes have gone and are going through to protect our freedom really has shown me how important this Recreational Therapy has become & the fact that I can help with this just makes me one proud American. It’s not just our Veterans, the daily stress of being an Active Duty Soldier, Police Officer or Fire Fighter is just something I cannot put into words and providing a day on the water with no worries is a very big deal to these HEROES. At this time I am able to take 8-12 Heroes a month out on our little private lake but with a your help maybe we can take 8-12 a week instead. We also want to fund guided day trips to some of our great Lakes & Rivers we have in the Pacific Northwest. I also want to be able to fund 12 once in a lifetime fishing trips per year to places like The Kenai River in Alaska for those world class King Salmon or Southern Florida to Fly Fish for world class Tarpon or even some of that great Ice Fishing in Minnesota. The kind of trip that they will never never forget. My long term goal for this Charity is to have a Fishing With Heroes Chapter in every city that has a Military Base. This has been a dream of mine for a long time. So donate today to say Thank You & send a Hero Fishing. We do have a face Book page too so stop by & say Hi,  www.facebook.com/fishingwithheroes
Thank You
Wendell Marler
Founder/President
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Thank You so much for the donation Brenda!!! 100% of your donation will go directly to helping putting one of Our Nations Heroes on the Water. Again, Thank You!!!
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We we're starting off the 4th of July weekend w/a BANG. Thank You for the donation today Connie & Richard!!!!!
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I was asked if I donate what does my money go towards? Here is just a few things our supporters are helping fund each time a HERO comes out. Each HERO that comes up not only gets s day of complete relaxation w/nothing to worry about but reeling in the catch (we then process the fish for them & vacuum seal them) they get a new fishing rod & reel, a tackle box w/some gear, a Fishing With Heroes Hat and Shirt. We always smoke a few racks of ribs and prepare a few sides for lunch and provide water, sodas & coffee. We also purchase the licenses for the lake and if they are traveling from the Tacoma side of the bridge we pay for their bridge toll as well. There is a ton of other incidentals that would take forever to go through but this gives you an Idea of what our donations go to. Thanks again to all of our supporters & lets show OUR HEROES we care by giving them the best day on the water they have ever had!!!!!!!!
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Thank You so much to Angela Simpson and Hondles Tax Service, Those 3 donations over the last 3 days from your customers are AWESOME!!!!!!! Those are really gonna help us put more HEROES on the water!!!!!! Thank You Again for all your help.
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Karen Wilson
54 months ago

Thank you for your support of veterans!

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Delight Banchero
58 months ago

Please donate to this worthy cause. This type of therapy for our veterans and soldiers does so much good for them and for their families. This foundation needs your support in any amount you can give. Let's all make sure he succeeds at this and makes the lives of our veterans and soldiers more enjoyable for them. They deserve it!

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Ric Banchero
58 months ago

This is a great way to give a thanks to the troops that are asked to give everything for us. To all my friends join Dee and I in funding this worthy cause. Give 10 Bucks and call it buying a soldier a beer.

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Raised by 85 people in 58 months
Created September 15, 2014
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JB
$50
Jenny Bennett
1 month ago

xoxo - Sweet Pea, Chip and Sunny

KH
$100
Kim and Jake Howitt
7 months ago

Thank you Wendell and Krusher! You are an amazing team!

JB
$25
Jenny Bennett
7 months ago

We love you guys and all of your dedication to America's Heroes!!

RS
$50
Richard and Connie Schurk
12 months ago

Sorry we couldn't make the Raffle; this is in appreciation for all you and Krusher do for these fine young Heroes!

EK
$100
Elke Krakow
12 months ago
$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
JB
$100
Jenny BENNETT
13 months ago

Thank you Wendell and Krusher for all you do! xoxo Jenny, Preston, Sweet Pea, Chip and Sunny ♡

DS
$100
Doreen Schram
16 months ago
MR
$100
Mary Robnett
16 months ago
Karen Wilson
54 months ago

Thank you for your support of veterans!

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Delight Banchero
58 months ago

Please donate to this worthy cause. This type of therapy for our veterans and soldiers does so much good for them and for their families. This foundation needs your support in any amount you can give. Let's all make sure he succeeds at this and makes the lives of our veterans and soldiers more enjoyable for them. They deserve it!

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Ric Banchero
58 months ago

This is a great way to give a thanks to the troops that are asked to give everything for us. To all my friends join Dee and I in funding this worthy cause. Give 10 Bucks and call it buying a soldier a beer.

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