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What Our Vets Have to Say

I want to first and foremost Thank You!!!. The work that you guys do at HFV is incredible. As you know, I work on a day to day basis with Veterans at Perry Technical Institute. And the 4 Veterans who went through your program in July came back completely positively different. I was amazed to see how much of a positive effect your program has had on them, The staff and faculty at Perry Tech are very thankful as well. 

Allan Locia

Vet Corps Navigator, Perry Technical Institute, Yakima, WA

I just want to thank you again for everything you have done to make the trip so memorable. I was so sad to leave and turn my cellphone back on and plug back into reality. Your program and every one of the staff are really something else, and I can’t say enough positive things about how well treated we all were. The time outdoors and in the wilderness was exactly what I needed in my life at that moment, and I’m so blessed I had the chance to witness such beauty and tranquility. You have really created something special here and I can’t wait to get the other Navy girls who deployed with me to venture out there. Also, if you ever need more alumni to come back, I would truly be so happy to do so.

Sibel Aydemir

US Marine Corps

I am Melody Capp’s mother, and I want to say thank you for this program! The woman that went on her first hike with you was not the same one who came home. I got my little girl back that was missing. This was one of the best things to happen for her, and I am so grateful that this is here for her and all the vets that are in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you are doing for all of our vets past, present and future.

Mary Weathers, Toledo

Mother of Participant, Toledo, OH

The peer group approach is exactly what I needed to realize, and admit, that I have a problem beyond myself diagnosis and I am ready to take it on.

Mike Greenwood

Army, Iraq & Afghanistan

I want to again thank all the staff and participants in Huts For Vets for all their efforts, sharing, personal risks and disclosures, and feedback you gave to me in this unique group wilderness experience. I feel very overwhelmed (in a good way) with emotions and reflections from my whole life, and also very grateful to have been there in the presence of extremely cool and talented people.

Michael Lemke

Army, Kuwait

This was my first time in the wilds and it was with the best group of veterans I’ve ever been with. Huts For Vets and my fellow warriors saved my life over the last four days together. Finding healing from all the things we’ve experienced could not have happened in a better place.

Daniel Coleman

Marines, Iraq

Wow! Words cannot express the impact this experience has had on my heart and soul! Wilderness therapy for combat vets is an incredible and innovative concept. What a journey! I have come further with braving my post-traumatic experiences in the last three days than I have in two years dealing with the VA. I pray that my fellow brothers and sisters in arms find their way to experience the enlightenment that Huts For Vets has provided. God bless!

Justin Jackson

Army, Afghanistan

Thank you to everybody associated with Huts For Vets. Not only have I been allowed to see some of God’s most beautiful landscapes throughout the Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness Area, but I have also been able to connect with fellow vets with similar situations and reflect on where I am now and where I want to be. This trip exceeded all expectations in every way.

Preston Williams

Army, Kuwait

Being in this wilderness has helped me understand the value, quality and significance of these wild places. “The further man’s feet are from the earth, the less respect he has for living, growing things.” The men here have taught me that I must improve myself in order to enjoy the freedoms that we all fought for. The Huts For Vets staff is an amazing group of guys with an exceptional program that can give the combat veteran tools to be able to cope with transitions and the issues associated with PTSD, TBI, etc. This program exceeded all my expectations, and the talk, the laughter, music and general BS were truly a gift and proved that camaraderie and brotherhood cross the lines of military branch, unit, and years. Thanks for everything!

Chris Barker

Army, Iraq

I am a person that spends time outdoors, but my time here has been different – the perfect “reset.” I will take the tools I have gained and better myself.

Keith Garner

Army, Iraq