ANTIOCH, Ill. (WLS) --For our brave service men and women returning from overseas, sometimes life back home can come with unique challenges. A shockingly high number of service members are returning with injuries and even the soldiers without physical wounds are having a hard time adjusting back into the "real world". Now the non-profit Take a Vet Fishing is giving back for their sacrifices. Created in 2011, Take a Vet Fishing provides emotional support and rehabilitation to those who serve. Their mission: support veterans and their families with through PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) with outings and trips.
Veterans and volunteers are going out for a day on the water in Fox Lake at Antioch on Sunday May 15, 2016. Take a Vet Fishing days are always free for everyone. President and Co-Founder of Take a Vet Fishing, Jay Garstecki, joined ABC 7 live in Antioch from the big event.
Take a Vet Fishing - "Ed Paprocki Illinois Tribute event" - "A Day of Giving Back"
Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Hours: 6:00am - 3:00pm
Address: Thirsty Turtle Marina and Brew & View Pub, 42273 N Woodbine Ave., Antioch, IL. 60002, (847) 833-5571
Admission: Free to Everyone
Fishing is only available to those Veterans who pre-registered, but volunteers are welcome!
Registration for future events is FREE and done through http://www.TakeaVetFishing.org