Project Healing Waters: Glenwood Hot Springs Helps Veterans Soak in the Healing
On Sept. 14 – 16, Glenwood Hot Springs offers its own healing waters to Project Healing Waters, a non-profit that helps military personnel recover from the wounds of war through the sport of fly fishing.
Readjusting to civilian life after tours of duty in a hostile country is difficult enough, but many of our nation’s bravest men and women come home with life-altering battle scars. The road to recovery for them can be a minefield of physical and mental pain. For three days in September, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) will be in Glenwood Springs taking disabled active military service personnel and veterans on guided fishing trips along the region’s fabled Gold Medal Waters.
During their stay in Glenwood Springs, the veterans, along with program volunteers will be able to enjoy the therapeutic mineral pools of Glenwood Hot Springs. “Project Healing Waters reached out to us and we are honored to be able to support such a worthy cause. It’s the least we can do for those who have sacrificed so much,” said Jeremy Gilley, Director of Sales and Marketing for Glenwood Hot Springs and the Spa of the Rockies. “In addition to hooking a trophy trout, we hope the vets can rejuvenate body, mind and spirit at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.”
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a non-profit based out of Maryland that operates educational and rehabilitative programs in all 50 states. PHWFF provides fun, motivational and therapeutic outdoor education through the sport of fly fishing, enriching the lives of all who participate. In addition to hosting fly fishing trips, the group holds weekly classes on fly tying, casting technique and custom rod building. In 2015, more than 7,400 recovering warriors participated in PHWFF programs.