West Virginia Veterans Gain Confidence
Dominion Energy employees recently served as fly-fishing guides for veterans as part of a Wounded Warriors project in West Virginia. The event took place in the Potomac River, and was hosted by the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach and the Veteran of Foreign Wars organization. For three days, eleven Dominion Energy employees shared their expertise on the fine art of casting, catching, and landing the elusive trout, which is then released. The veterans soon realized that despite some limitations, they can participate in activities that were once considered too difficult or even impossible.
The Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors Outreach is an all-volunteer group located in Pendleton County, West Virginia. We formed this organization in order to provide our nation’s returning Wounded Warriors with wholesome outdoor recreational experiences designed to promote self-confidence and a sense of belonging.
The organization works directly with a number of state and national Wounded Warrior support organizations and the hospital rehabilitation staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center developing outdoor events (hunting, fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, etc.) to aid these returning combat wounded soldiers in their rehabilitation by giving them a break from the hospital environment and involving them in activities they were interested in prior to their injuries.
Learn more about Dominion Energy’s commitment to veterans.