SARALAND, Ala., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is proud to announce their first annual Ladies Purple Heart Turkey Hunt April 13-15, 2012 near Saraland, Alabama.
The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is proud to announce their first annual Ladies Purple Heart Turkey Hunt April 13-15, 2012 near Saraland, Alabama. This event features combat wounded female warriors hailing from Alabama and Florida, all converging in southern Alabama in pursuit of spring gobblers.
Established in 2007, the WWIA is the nation's leading nature-based non-profit charity providing world-class outdoor sporting opportunities to our nation's combat wounded Purple Heart recipients. The WWIA focuses on the heroes' healing processes, welcoming them home, and repaying a debt of gratitude for the great sacrifices they've made.
According to the WWIA founder, John McDaniel, "We are very excited about this tremendous opportunity and Alabama is the perfect venue for us. Lady Purple Heart Recipients are very special and very rare. We wanted to do something that focused exclusively on them as they represent the very unique portion of the combat wounded population. We're helping heal the wounds doctors cannot fix."
This first time event is also being supported by Larysa Switlyk, a professional Huntress volunteering her services for this activity. "It gives me a great deal of joy to be able to take someone out on their first hunt and provide them the opportunity to experience something new. I'm excited to be able to share my passion with these ladies who have done so much for our country and help them get their first turkey down!"
The WWIA is exceptionally grateful to Mr. Steve Lambert and his family and friends; the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation; and the Tampa Bay Lighting Hockey Foundation for making possible this amazing event.
The WWIA's primary goals are to empower heroes by: increasing self-reliance; bolstering self-confidence; promoting spiritual healing and wellness; instilling a sense of belonging; and providing employment opportunities.
For more information about the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA), please visit them online at wwiaf.org by phone 888.308.9942 or email [email protected].
SOURCE Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation