WHO WE ARE
Rifles to Rods is a Massachusetts based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers. We are devoted to the transition, recovery and well being of our Veterans. At Rifles to Rods we use fishing as a therapeutic outlet to aid Veterans with their transition back into society.
WHY WE DO IT
It is a well known fact that individuals who are deployed make immeasurable sacrifices to serve our country. The lesser known fact is that those sacrifices continue once they are readjusting to civilian life. All too often our veterans struggle to find a coping mechanism just to make life feel normal.
Relief from anxiety, pain and depression, improved mental clarity and overall feelings of well-being are all impacts we make on our veterans.
Focusing on a skill set along with the peace and tranquility of being on the water is a holistic means of healing.
Spending time with like-minded individuals provide both psychological and physical benefits.