Serving Those who have Served and Sacrificed
Hero Hunt, Inc. is a nonprofit charity in Middle Tennessee that works with military, police, firefighters and first responders who have been injured in the line of duty by providing them a way to get out hunting with other men and women who may be enduring similar situations.
Joe Towers and his wife started the company in 2012 as their way of giving back. Joe is a veteran who currently works for the metro police department.
“There are a lot of organizations that do things to help military veterans, but being a police officer there are a lot of injuries and dangers at home,” he says.
When firemen, police officers, EMTs and first responders get injured in the line of duty, they go from working and having a daily routine to nothing at all. Many suffer from depression and PTSD following their injuries.
Hero Hunt started with just deer hunting and now have moved into turkey hunts, dove hunts, fishing and pig hunts in Alabama and Texas. Candidates for the program have come from as far away as California to participate in the hunts.
For more information, visit HeroHuntInc.org.
Ben Wilkins from Clarksville, Tennessee, is a retired Army Major and suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in Iraq from incoming rocket fire.
Dan Alford is a current Metro Nashville police officer who took five bullets in the line of duty.