here are many ways you can be a part of HOW Nation, one of the best veteran charities in the nation! We are actively growing, and always looking for people who wish to launch a new chapter, volunteer with an existing local chapter, become a sponsor, or donate to our mission, including in-kind contributions.

For those military veterans, active-duty personnel or first responders, we extend a warm invitation to attend an event in your area. You may find one by visiting our chapter map, contacting a chapter coordinator, or simply visiting our events page to see what local events are coming soon. You may also fill out the form below and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Outdoor Wellness Program for Veterans and First Responders

Heroes on the Water holds various types of events. We primarily focus on proven therapeutic kayak fishing events to support our nation’s warriors in reintegrating into a positive life.

When you come to one of our events, you receive basic kayak fishing and paddling instruction, with skill sets ranging from beginners to the most experienced paddlers. In addition, some chapters provide additional resources such as angling clinics, and classes for the children to help them become more involved.

Our program is unique in that it is a long-term activity, not a one-time event. We believe that the effectiveness of the program is a direct result of engaging our warriors for the long-term, rather than a single event. Therefore, we welcome regular participation in our events.

Let us know how a little bit about yourself, your location, your experience paddling and/or fishing, your affiliation with the military or experience as a first responder, and we will be in touch shortly. Paddling and fishing experience not required.