Joe Towers is a veteran of the US Coast Guard and served 26 years as a police officer, and Joe is the Founder of Hero Hunt, Inc designed to take men and women who have Served out on hunting, shooting and fishing trips to get them back into the woods, on the water and on the trigger again.
Hero Hunt, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)3. We work with our line of duty injured military, police, fire and first responders. Our mission statement is, “Serving those who have served and sacrificed at home and abroad.” We take these men and women on hunting, shooting and fishing trips to get them back into the woods, on the water and trigger again. It’s not about the the event so much as spending time with like minded folks who have experienced similar circumstances and time to heal.
From Joe: “I am a veteran of the US Coast Guard and served full time for four years and several years in the reserves. I am also a 26 year police officer, with the last 23 years serving full time with the Metro Nashville Police Department. We founded Hero Hunt, Inc. in 2012 and we received our official non-profit status in 2013. My wife and I self funded the company the first three years and ran most of our first hunts on our farm outside of Nashville. We have a seven person board of directors and no one in our company gets paid presently. 100% of our budget goes back into the company to pay for hunting licenses, travel, lodging, food, seed, diesel and the like to make the hunts successful.
I felt a need to give back to those who have served and sacrificed so much of themselves so that we may be able to live the way we want and to pursue our own happiness. Many of these Heroes get left behind and unintentionally forgotten about. It is a hard stop when you are on the front lines, whether at home or overseas, on the front lines and you get injured and taken out of your normal role in your life. Hero Hunt, Inc. is here to help bring some normalcy back to these Heroes.”