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La Plata, MD — May 22, 2019 – Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $20,000, which will fund the on-going programmatic activities of fly fishing, fly tying, and rod building instruction, classes, and clinics for the injured and disabled active duty military personnel and disabled veterans served by PHWFF nationwide.

Todd Desgrosseilliers (USMC Col. Ret.), President and CEO of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. said, “We are proud to continue our relationship with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. This grant will enable us to continue providing the educational and core-program activities necessary to best serve our Nation’s wounded, ill, and injured active duty military and disabled veterans at Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers nationwide.”

Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., as they continue to make a positive impact in veterans’ lives. We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to serving the men and women who served in defense of our country.”

PHWFF is unique in that its volunteers are teaching classes on an on-going, long term basis. It is much more than a one-time fishing trip. For many participants, particularly disabled veterans, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings and provide them a new activity and community.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:



Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to because of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.

About Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.



Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Learn more at

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:
Marketing and Communications Director
(202) 847-3053