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The Inspiration Behind Our Foundation

John Wheat "JW" Long, Jr. founded The John Wheat Foundation in April 2019. He launched the non-profit organization in honor of his late father and teacher, John Wheat.


JW is a veteran who served in the US Army during Desert Storm. Over the years, JW has met and worked with other veterans who were in active combat and who now suffer from PTSD or have other disabilities. 

According to the VA, 17 veterans take their own life every day. JW pledged to do something to put an end to those staggering suicide rates. Fishing has always been therapeutic for him, and he was convinced that fishing could help his fellow veteran brothers and sisters.

"No man ever steps in the same river twice - for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
- Heraclitus

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Questions? Comments? Want to get involved with The John Wheat Foundation? Send us a message and we'll get back to you ASAP! 

EMAIL | david@thejohnwheatfoundation.org

John Wheat Foundation is headquartered in Nederland, CO, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 84-2113099.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is P20, Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2019.

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