For the 3rd. year in a row West Denver TU collected fishing equipment – spinning and casting rods and reels plus hooks, sinkers, and nets. The equipment is given to a group called One Nation Walking Together. ONWT is an organization about people helping people. The group provides needed services to between 30,000 and 40,000 Native Americans in Colorado and 7 surrounding states.
3 years ago Bob Bird and his wife Lynn contacted WDTU about donating new and used fishing equipment to be given by ONWT to Native American youths. The equipment is used by these kids to supply food for their families on the reservations. The first year WDTU donated about 15 rods and reels we had in storage. The 2nd year WDTU started a drive among our members and collected between 40 and 50 rods and reels. This year thanks to our members we collected about 100 rods and reels, plus other fishing gear that was donated.
Once collect and donated Bob Bird goes through the equipment and makes sure it is in working condition. He then donates it to ONWT at their Colorado Springs headquarters to be donated to different tribes.
Bob offered this thanks and this picture: “Thanks a lot. Now my 2 car garage is a one car but we love it. You will make 100 Native children very happy. But in all humbleness — We fisherman are cool.
WDTU will be doing another drive this year starting in September.