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The Take a Vet Fishing program has a simple mission: to get veterans out of the clinical environment for healing and recovery through a relaxing day of fishing. Everything is provided, including equipment, food and drink, and round-trip transportation.


Each autumn, the Branford Rotary teams up with the First Congregational Church of Branford, which originated the events, and hosts 60-80 disabled and recovering veterans at Killam’s Point in Branford. It’s more than just saying, 'Thank you for your service,’ it's an effective way to offer friendship and hospitality to veterans in-care at various Connecticut VA facilities dealing with post traumatic stress, vision loss, mental health, and many other disabilities.

Vets Fishing in Branford

Established in Branford in 2007, the program has since taken nearly 6,000 veterans out fishing. If you’d like to help out for the day or a few hours, please contact Ray Luhn of TAVF. If you care, and you can hold a conversation, you are qualified to help! You do not even have to know how to fish. 

For information about ongoing Take a Vet Fishing events throughout the year, please visit: www.tavf.org or message them through their Facebook page for schedule details.

And if you'd like to take part in events like these, please consider joining the Branford Rotary. Drop us a note at info@BranfordRotary.org.



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