LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Freedom Anglers is a new program working to get wounded vets out of the house and outdoors. Whether it be bike riding, fishing or a list of other activities.
SGT Tim Preator is the chair of Freedom Anglers. He's a local amateur angler and has fished tournaments throughout the south. He's currently serving with the Arkansas Army National Guard with one combat tour in Iraq.
SGT Preator knows the importance of the outdoors and how it can help ease the stresses of deployments and injuries. Preator has even given his boat which through donations has been wrapped to bring attention to the organization.
However, this hero can't do it alone. He needs your help. The program is in need of fishing equipment including poles, lures, life jackets, etc., or monetary donations. If you would like to help or would like more information, you can check out Arkansas Freedom Fund online.
SGT Preator says once they have the equipment in place they'll be able to set a date for the organizations first fishing trip.
Freedom Anglers is a part of the non-profit organization, Arkansas Freedom Fund which exists to serve and support activities that benefit veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors, and their families.