Local organization donates to Warriors in the Field | News, Sports, Jobs


Photo submitted Frank Hughes, Treasurer of Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar, presents a $500 donation to Dave Whitaker of Warriors in the Field.


ELKINS — The Elkins Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar organization recently donated $500 to Warriors in the Field.

Active since 2015, Warriors in the Field offers outings to veterans.

The first outing of 2015 was at Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve in Greenville, Monroe County.

Robert J. Vance and Joe “Danger” Gainer was the first two veterans to go on an outing.

Warriors in the Field, which has been licensed as a nonprofit organization, has hosted approximately 150 outings, each involving up to 14 veterans.

Many veteran organizations have endorsed Warriors in the Field, including the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

“Warriors in the field LTD is a military-based charity,” a Warriors in the Field mission statement reads. “Our goal is to help veterans struggling with day-to-day issues and let them know they are not fighting alone.

“We believe in honoring veterans and active military members for their willingness to selflessly serve our country,” it continues. “Every veteran, male or female, is sworn to defend this country against foreign and domestic enemies, even if it means paying the highest price to keep their promise.

“To show our appreciation, Warriors in the Field is dedicated to providing help and support to our veterans through our hunting and fishing program, helping our veterans use their military skills learned in the field. .

For more information, call 304-704-8108.



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