HERO is grateful to our corporate sponsors for their committed partnership and continued support.


Cargill Foods, Ottumwa, Iowa
H.J. Hienz, Muscatine, Iowa
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Electrical Union Local 55, Des Moines, Iowa
Electrical Union Local 204, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


We partner with some of the best organizations in the country to serve our veterans. Click the links below to learn more about some of the incredible organizations with whom we are honored to work.



The best way to “support the troops”? Support the family — because the whole family serves, and the families become the “battle buddies” when our service members come home. Click here to join us in supporting Our Military Families!

Project Sanctuary supports our military families by providing therapeutic retreats, enabling the families to reconnect and reintegrate into their communities through education, innovative services, supportive follow through…and FUN! Of the hundreds of families who have attended our retreats, 90% are still intact; we happily report ZERO SUICIDES, and all servicemen and women who want to have a job are working. Simply put, our program works.

Project Sanctuary is a proud founding member of R4 Alliance, a membership of programs of excellence providing therapeutic and community-based Recreation services to Our Military Family. R4 is focused and committed to achieving the highest quality services through collaborative efforts in Research, education, standards of excellence, economic viability, and continuum of care across our service community. We believe these services are essential to the holistic Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Our Military Family.

Hunters Helping Heroes
Not-for-profit organization. “Hunters Helping Heroes” was created by sportsmen who all have the same passion for the outdoors. The organization focuses on extending our sincere gratitude to all of our country’s heroes.

Empowering our transitioning military and their families through innovative streamlined and self-sustaining support in the critical life areas: family resources, financial management, educational resources and employment resources. Our mission is to provide support and to reintegrate and retain the local talent of our military who have served our country, standing together to build a supportive community and a strong future for America.

Military Warrior Support Foundation
Military Warrior Support Foundation (MWSF) provides recreational outings and family mentoring in the Skill 4 Life program with hunting, fishing, golf, sporting events, family outings & vacations. The goal is to provide combat wounded military and their families with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and thank them for their service with these opportunities. We want our wounded heroes to enjoy the activities they did before their injuries.

SportAbility of Iowa
SportAbility of Iowa is dedicated to providing children and adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments opportunities for participation in sport and recreation throughout the eastern Iowa Corridor.

Purple Heart Tours & Operation Voice One
America’s Special Operations Forces soldiers are some of the finest in our military. Their work is highly classified and, due to the inherent risks in their duties, they suffer casualty rates more than 4 times higher than those of the conventional forces outside of Iraq.

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On average, 22 Vets will take their life today. Our goal is to get that number to zero.


To date, more than 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For many, the return home is fraught with challenge

  • 1 in 4 has sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder/depression
  • 1 in 3 struggles with substance/alcohol abuse
  • 1 in 5 is unemployed
  • 22 commit suicide every day


"Thanks so much for having my husband on the recent hog hunt. This hunt was a new lease on life for him. I actually saw some of the person that he used to be before all the ugly stuff. He's had a spark of excitement ever since. Even his therapist said he's seen a difference, than you doesn't seem to be enough".

- Andrea, (VA)

"Thank you for your hospitality and attention to detail. Our weekend was much more than a deer hunt. It was a cathartic, bonding experience that I did not want to end. You gave us a weekend that provided camaraderie, HUMOR, awesome food, great hunting and the opportunity to be a part of the English River Outfitters' saga. I cannot wait to get back down there again!"

-Glen (IA)

"I am a Vietnam Vet and have been diagnosed with PTSD; as a Vietnam Vet, I am moved by this project and what it's designed for. I will always be indebted to the man working to provide our veterans a place like ERO."

-Roger (IA)

"My time at English River Outfitters saved my life! One time out to English River Outfitters showed me that I have a life to live and it's worth it!! I experienced a calm environment that was so overwhelming I had to share it with others. My son and I have had a bad few years relating. One weekend out there helped us to bond back together. I would not be here today except for my time spent at English River Outfitters!!"


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