Casting kindness: Connecticut congregation takes veterans fishing

Written by Gregg Brekke, United Church of Christ Newsletter, November 2009

The idea of taking a vet fishing didn’t originate with Jeff Buggee, but the member of First Congregational UCC in Branford, Conn. has adapted the idea of spending time with a war veteran and a rod and reel, finding it to be a perfect fit for his church family.

Buggee’s Take a Vet Fishing program has grown in size and scope since its inception in 2007, now including vets from four different units under the Veterans Administration umbrella. In a series of what Buggee calls “God-driven” events, the program has taken a life of its own, and has brought a lot of joy to both the volunteers and participants.

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