Glen Hoyer, Director of NRA's Law Enforcement Division, gave us the heads up on a group called Hunting for Heros. Based out of Belton, Missouri, this outfit takes those who were injured on the job by taking them out on hunts as well as providing therapy, counseling, and additional assistance to those law enforcement officers.
Starting off as a potential hunting television program, founders Chris Allen and Chuck Bowles founded their operation after failing to find an organization that worked with their disabled brothers and sisters. "We found this fact unacceptable ... We felt it was our duty to establish an organization that disabled officers could come to get support and feel that they are still a part of the law enforcement family."
To help further their efforts, Hunting for Heroes is holding their first annual Heroes Celebration Fundraising Dinner on September 9 in the Mark Twain Tower's Sawyer Room. Located at 106 West 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, the night will feature entertainment by comedian Mike Armstrong, dinner by Maya's Mexican Bistro and a silent auction that includes a variety of items including an AR-15. Call 816-812-7991 for more information.
"It's going to be a great evening," said Allen. "We're working hard to bring the night together. The toughest part about starting an organization like ours is the financial side, so we're hoping this dinner will help us continue supporting those who were injured in the line of duty."
To help Hunting for Heroes in their quest to continue honoring those who protect and serve, you can attend the Celebration Dinner, purchase some Hunting for Heroes gear, or make a donation through PayPal.