Plans are coming together for our next 2 events!!! We are trying to come up with a definite date for ice fishing with Veterans on the Water and they will be providing all necessary equipment and client accessible ice shacks! They are currently building wheelchair accessible sleds for easy access from the pavement to the ice shacks. We are looking at early February so please let me know if you are interested in joining us! It will be an all day event and will be a great chance to get outdoors and enjoy each others company!
We are working on scheduling a date and time to have a Happy New Year pot luck lunch or dinner. One of our Sponsors, the Sanford Elks Lodge, has partnered with us to host this get together. I'll be bringing chicken pot pie in the crock pot, hot dogs and beans in the crock pot and a couple cases of water....I'm starting a list if any volunteers want to add a food or drink item. I can be reached at: email@example.com
What is Outdoors Again?
Outdoors Again is a non-profit organization (501c3) created by Geoff and Mike Howe, owners of Howe & Howe Technologies. OA takes paralyzed/handicapped individuals camping, hunting, fishing, music concerts, sporting events and many other adventures with the help of volunteers and donations. We pride ourselves in alleviating some of the stresses of wheelchair users with planning, organizing and transporting as well as including other youth, veterans, ALS persons, paraplegics, quadriplegics within the wheelchair community to make connections with. Planning and organizing is a huge part of what we do, but there are no words to describe the experience and bonds we create with each new event/adventure. To have the ability to be a part of and witness individuals regain a sense of hope, excitement and desire to get outdoors again and participate in activities they may never have imagined possible is an incredible experience within itself.
Outdoors Again provides wheelchair users opportunities they may have once enjoyed doing but haven't for years because of their disability/limitations. We create and organize events throughout the year that assist with re-integration into social settings and connections to those that may have some common areas with one another. For some, this may even be their first experience or first time leaving their home/program since their diagnosis, accident or injury. We have many individuals that find hope in our excursions as well as their means for social inclusion and look forward to each new adventure! Providing a second chance at enjoying the outdoors once again is our mission and we can and will continue to do so with the help of our volunteers, community donations and business/corporate sponsors. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact us to be included in our next adventure! If you wish to help us provide hope and the ability to continue offering events, please donate or sponsor our organization!