Season of Thanks

Thanksgiving is not only about good food, making memories and celebrating with loved ones, the treasured holiday is also about reflecting on what we have to be thankful for in our lives.

At the NWTF, we are tremendously thankful for our mission and all the milestones we have achieved through it; however, we are especially thankful for the driving force that allows us to achieve such an immense impact — you, our supporters, volunteers, donors, partners and staff.

It is because of the coalescence of all our dedicated supporters that our mission is effective on the scale that it is today. As we celebrate with friends, family and loved ones this year, let’s not forget to tell them how thankful we are for their love and support. Here’s what some of our dedicated supporters are thankful for this year:

Brian Perry, NWTF National Board of Directors Vice President:

“I’m thankful for all of the NWTF’s dedicated supporters. When we were going through COVID, I had another board member tell me, ‘The NWTF will never fail; there are too many good people that support this organization.’ That really resonated with me because it is so true. The number of people who were going through their own hardships and navigating the pandemic still stood tall for the NWTF. That’s how I know our mission will never fail, and for that, I am thankful.”

Toxey Haas, Mossy Oak CEO:

“We are thankful for people. The people here at Mossy Oak who work with passion to keep our brand and message of conservation growing. We are thankful for all the people who devote their life to wildlife and it’s habitat like the NWTF. We are thankful for the people who love the outdoors and share it with others to keep the passions and traditions alive, but most of all we are thankful to God for giving us all these opportunities.”

Joe Foster, NWTF Idaho State Chapter President:

“I’m thankful for the width and depth of the NWTF in serving the diverse needs of all habitat and wildlife, and the people who pursue that connection to a sustainable lifestyle.”

Chris Hinkle, NWTF Arkansas State Chapter President:

“I’m so thankful that we live in the greatest country on Earth, and it continues to be one nation under God! This time of the year we tend to be gathered around family and friends, and it brings us back to what’s really important, and that is togetherness. I wish all of our NWTF family a Happy Thanksgiving gathered around that special bird we so love.”

Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO:

“This year I am thankful to work alongside so many caring, compassionate people. This care and compassion is shown daily in how we work together within the NWTF, especially in times of need. I have seen this in action numerous times and in numerous ways, from helping individuals who are facing loss, health concerns or personal tragedy, or simply stepping up to help a friend or colleague with an event or project. This daily interaction with wonderful people is a true blessing!”

Marcia Polhamus, NWTF National Board of Directors:

“I am thankful my husband is alive and walking again. He had a pilon fracture on his left leg and broke both ankles. I'm thankful my family and friends are happy and healthy this Thanksgiving.” 

Linden Anderson, NWTF Minnesota State Chapter President:

“I am thankful, first and foremost, for my family and friends. I am thankful for this country, which is the envy of the world in so many ways. I am thankful for a job I love where I feel I am making a difference and serving people every day. I am thankful for the other state board members here in Minnesota who work so hard to accomplish our mission. And most of all, I am thankful for my fiancé and the life we will be spending together very soon! I am truly a blessed man!”

Pat McFadden, NWTF Indiana State Chapter President:

“First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and being able to spend time together with them. I am also thankful for the wild turkey; this game bird has empowered me to do many things as a volunteer and to meet individuals from all over the U.S. and beyond! Without this majestic bird, my life would not be as full as it is today, and for that, I am thankful!”

Jason Hart, Nomad and Huk Vice President of Sales:

“This Thanksgiving, at Huk and Nomad, we are thankful for our loyal customers and for our United States military who protect our freedom to enjoy the woods and waters of America.”

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