Seven wounded veterans living in Grand Villas of Englewood gathered at a Punta Gorda pier near Peace River Bridge, on a fishing trip organized by Fish’n for Heroes Wounded Warrior Inc., on Saturday.

Veterans were transported by Grand Villas staff, coordinated by Hattie Wyatt.

Fish’n For Heroes’ founder, Captain Jim O’Brien, provided gear and bait, while his staff assisted the veterans. Lunch was provided at an Englewood restaurant, at the end of the trip. As part of Fish’n For Heroes, O’Brien often takes veterans out on his charter boat, Predator II.

“If you know any wounded veterans that wants to go fish’n... give us a call for an offshore fishing experience they won’t forget and at no charge,” states the website for Fish’n For Heroes, which is a non-profit organization.

For more information or to donate, visit www.fishnforheroes.org or call Captain Jim O’Brien (941) 473-2150.

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