The Wounded Warriors in Action MO-KAN Ducks N’ Bucks Hunt benefits the soldiers who participate in various ways. First and most tangibly, it gives them an opportunity to waterfowl and deer hunt in Missouri. Secondly, it offers outdoor recreational therapy to the soldiers; many who have or will be participating in this event are still technically on active military status. Upon their return to the States, many soldiers are assigned to Warrior Transition Units. While in these units, their “job” is to heal and get to a point where they can be productive in society or return to normal active duty. While in these units, soldiers are allowed to participate in events that give them an opportunity to heal both mentally and physically. Lastly, it gives the soldiers an opportunity to see that they are appreciated and their sacrifices have not been forgotten.
One of the goals of the event is to provide an atmosphere of relaxation and healing. Therefore, it is important to remove the barriers that would prevent that atmosphere. One major barrier is financial strain a trip can place on the individual solder and their family.
MDC is providing a catered meal for the soldiers. Approximately 50 people are expected for this year’s event. This evening offers an opportunity for the soldiers, volunteers, MDC personnel and members of the community to interact on a more personal level with the participants. MDC will be assisting with permit fees for the participants.
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