WOUNDED WARRIORS ANGLERS OF AMERICA, INC
Founded in 2010 by David Souders (a Wounded Warrior) and Judy Souders (his Wife & Caregiver). The Co-Founders have dedicated themselves to helping others going through like situations and have now turned David’s passion for fishing into a means of helping other Wounded Warriors realize they are still capable of enjoying life, along with an active lifestyle after life changing injuries. In mid - 2010, David started taking other Warriors fishing while still living on the Eastern Shore in Harrington, Delaware.
In early 2011 after being transferred to North Fort Myers for work while going to the Ft. Myers VA Clinic David started regularly taking other Warrior fishing. We continued this effort for almost a year before making moving forward with the concept of making Wounded Warrior Anglers a Public Charity. In July of 2012 we held our first Warrior, Caregiver, and Family Retreat thereby starting Wounded Warrior Anglers original programs, known as the "Wounded Warrior Anglers Warrior, Caregiver, and Family Retreat Program" and "Warrior Related Programs"
In October of 2012, Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. was officially grant its 501(C) (3) Public Charity status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore all donates made to the organization are tax deductible.
Over the next 18 month with the help of many different sponsors and individuals Wounded Warrior Anglers was able continue its work of helping families within its original Warrior, Caregiver, and Family Retreat Program. In May of 2014 the Board of Director decided to implement the Chartered Chapter model that was afford by original documents set-up by the co-founders, which was the start of the "Wounded Warrior Anglers Chartered Chapter Program"
Come October 2014, after seeing that there was need to help assist Wounded Warrior in need due to financial hardship within the areas that Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. serviced. Our Board of Directors implemented the "Wounded Warrior Anglers Acts of Kindness Emergency Relief Fund Program".
In October of 2012, Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. was officially grant its 501(C) (3) Public Charity status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In April of 2015, the Rod Building Program was born within our "Warrior Related Programs" and has been a huge success. This is due to partnerships developed between Wounded Warrior Anglers, American Tackle Co., and Mosquito Creek Rod Crafters.