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Project Healing Waters helping veterans in West Virginia

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -  The Greenbrier Sporting Club participated in Project Healing Waters for the second year in a row.

The project that was started in 2005 has been helping teach veterans, and disabled active members of the military from all over the state how to fly fish. Participants fish in Howard's Creek on the Greenbrier Property, and are taught by Jacob Ott, the Director of Outdoor Pursuits. 

Officials with Project Healing Waters say this project is much more than just teaching the servicemen and woman how to fly fish. 

"The veterans are coming back and they need some help and that's what we're here to do. Not all wounds are visible," said Paul Moore, regional coordinator for Project Healing Waters. 

Ott said fly fishing helps these guys relax and get away from all the problems they are facing.

Project Healing Waters was started at Walter Reed Hospital by a retired Navy Captain Ed Nicholson. There are now over 2,000 participants across the county. 

This project is fully funded by the public. If you would like to donate visit http://www.projecthealingwaters.org/.

Or contact regionacoordinatoror Paul Moore at westvirginia@projecthealingwaters.org.

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