4th ANNUAL ELK HUNT
with IVORY & ANTLER
OUTFITTERS AUGUST, 2018
NEBRASKA NOV. 2017
APPLY TO HUNT WITH US THIS WINTER!
COLORADO & NEBRASKA
We believe the great outdoors can be extremely therapeutic and we understand the
importance of the camaraderie of being around those that have walked in your boots.
Hero Expeditions, Inc. was founded on the belief that giving back to those that have selflessly sacrificed for all of us is simply the right thing to do. Our goal is to organize events that provide an atmosphere of camaraderie and fellowship amongst our participants. Our mission is to help create meaningful relationships that improve morale and change lives.
At HEX we organize outdoor expeditions for active duty military members, veterans, firefighters, law enforcement officers, families of those killed in the line of duty, special needs individuals and more.
In 2014 a VA study estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide every day.
We've read several reports that say this number is too high and others that estimate it's
actually more than 22. The actual number is irrelevant to us, we're committed to
seeing it reduced and we pray that sharing something we love can make a difference.
INITIATIVE 22 is our mission to help any veteran,
anywhere, anytime to the best of our abilities.
We certainly don't have all the answers, however, we've seen great results and responses by simply making ourselves available. We answer the phone when vets call, we go have lunch with them, we text them out of the blue for no reason just to check in. We also put them to work with HEX as volunteers. Giving back to other veterans, for most of them, has been the greatest therapy they've experienced. Helping them find a new purpose has been crucial.
For every event we have a few small goals.
#1 - Get each veteran in connection with other veterans. Before they even meet they already have a bond that the rest of us don't understand, just put them in a room, a truck or a hunting blind with each other and get out of the way.
#2 - Take a genuine interest in their lives. We ask each of our volunteers to be exceptional listeners and to pay attention to detail. We want to be available when someone calls or wants to open up about their life. We aren't therapists, we're a resource. We're here to listen to them and to care about them. We use our events to form that bond and develop trust.
#3 - Make it fun. Veterans and special needs individuals alike need a release from everyday life. The change of pace and the excitement of the event fuels them and the act of adventure alone can be enough to have a real positive impact.
#4 - Follow up. We always look forward to staying in touch with those we work with. Most of our participants make new friends while they're on a Hero Expeditions outing and it's very common for them to stay in touch with each other as well.
We don't have any paid staff members,
Hero Expeditions is completely operated by volunteers.
Your contribution is vital to our success.
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Thank you for your generosity!
Hero Expeditions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Check donations can be made out to Hero Expeditions, Inc. and mailed to:
Hero Expeditions, Inc.
PO Box 734
Eaton, Colorado 80615
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HERO EXPEDITIONS, INC.
PO Box 734
EATON, COLORADO 80615