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Friday, November 1, 2013

Potter County "Leek Preserve" Receives Armed Servicves" Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award"

Lewisberry man's program for wounded warriors receives armed services' Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

A wounded warrior participates in a small game hunt at the LEEK Hunting & Mountain Preserve in Potter County. The program, run by Ed Fisher of Lewisberry and his brother Lew, has won the armed services' Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award. (courtesy of LEEK Hunting & Mountain Preserve)

By Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com
on November 01, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Pennlive.com

Of all the people and programs in the United States that demonstrate exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concerns for members of the armed forces and their families, the military selects one.

All the different commands within the military are asked to suggest nominees, each branch selects one to forward for final consideration, and from those a committee from all branches of the military selects a winner of the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

This year, that one is the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve - a wounded warriors program created by Ed Fisher of Lewisberry and his brother Lew.

"We're incredibly humbled, considering the competition that was out there," said Ed Fisher.

The non-profit program, based at the family's hunting camp in Potter County, takes disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan on hunting trips as a form of therapy.

Read a 2010 Patriot-News profile of the LEEK program

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Thank you LEEK for giving our wounded warriors respect and a bit of enjoyment.
This nation needs more folks like you.
May God bless you richly!