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HEALING RIVERS

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immediate need for board members, and various misc. positions. All positions are volunteer, but could become paid positions once we are established and operating on a respectful budget.

Positions include:
* Treasurer
* Secretary
* Fund raising coordinator
* Events planning coordinator
* 501(c)(3) Compliance Specialist
* Operations Manager

More opportunities with HEALING RIVERS

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About HEALING RIVERS

Location:

335 BRINDLE RD, MECHANICSBURG, PA 17055, US

Mission Statement

Healing Rivers is committed to helping traumatically injured combat veterans and family members by providing a quiet safe place to meet and engage in outdoor adventures such as camping trail hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, horseback riding, wildlife habitat and stream wildlife observation and more. Our mission is help veterans and family members suffering with depression, PTSD, suicidal tendencies, behavioral health issues, and making the adjustments back to civilian life. The healing powers of the outdoors has been documented to successfully provide healing where traditional methods fall short.

Description

It was the summer of 2016, and there was a desire to take a combat veteran fishing in my boat, by the fall the first Wounded Warrior Bass Bash was launched. There were 35 combat injured veterans plus their guest attending that event. Since then we have grown to having 80 combat veterans, 55 volunteer boater/guides approximately 80 volunteers and the entire community donating everything from food, refreshments, equipment, entertainment. The success of this event and a deep seated feeling of honor and pride, prompted me to do more. February 2020, we received our letter from the IRS acknowledging us as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Our start up year has been difficult due to the Covid Pandemic. Our plans are to acquire 100 -200 acres of mountain ground to operate our program. Eventually construct a beautiful lodge. We will run weekly events throughout the year serving smaller groups, including what i refer to as family unity camping weekends, to help to reconnect the family dynamics. We have served 100's of veterans, many have sent letters of gratitude. This program has the support from the Veterans Affairs, The Nature Conservancy, Central Pa Conservancy, Sierra Club Pa., Wounded Warrior Project (Pittsburgh), local Senators and Congressmen, Prominent businesses, and business owners. We are in the building phase and thus now is a good time to climb on board and become a member of Healing Rivers.

Board Development
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Sun Aug 01, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021

WHERE

335 Brindle RoadMechanicsburg, PA 17055

(40.16932,-77.03865)
 

SKILLS

  • Sales Marketing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Administrative Support
  • Business Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 40
  • Orientation or Training
  • At first not a a lot of time commitment. Board members need to meet to vote and agree on all aspects of our mission going forward. Once we are established we will adjust time requirements accordingly.
  • Prefer individuals that share a deep commitment to help our countries injured combat veterans, at the same time also have a love for the outdoors. Must be approachable and not stand-offish. Excited to see lives being saved.

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