Sprint Waste Honors Wounded Warriors

Three wounded warriors were treated to a long weekend of hunting and relaxation at the Williams Ranch Warrior Weekend Hunt in Hallettsville, Texas, approximately 100 miles southwest of Houston, thanks to Sprint Waste Services and the Victoria chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The annual weekend hunt took place last month in conjunction with Veterans Day. 

This is the 12th year the Williams Ranch has hosted the event, and the fourth year Sprint Waste Services has supported the it through an annual Armed Forces Muster and Auction sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project Victoria chapter, one of the largest chapters in the nation. Since 2016 Sprint has purchased a deer hunt at the live auction that allows injured veterans to enjoy the weekend hunt in November. Many thanks go to Don and Claudia Williams, who host the event at their ranch five miles outside of  Hallettsville.

In addition to hunting, the honored warriors and their families enjoy a long weekend of Texas hospitality, allowing them to relax and socialize with their families and other wounded warriors, veterans, and officials from the community. Rex Walker and Brandon DeHay from Sprint Waste’s safety team joined officers from the Baytown Police Department, Vietnam War veterans, and many other community volunteers to make the hunt enjoyable for the wounded warriors. 

“What an honor to support these heroes and show our appreciation to them and their families for all they’ve done for us,” said Dave Nelson, president of Sprint Waste Services. “Our injured veterans face enormous hurdles when they return from service, but events like this allow them and their families to bond with other Wounded Warrior families and be celebrated and honored by older veterans, law enforcement and the community.”

The Wounded Warrior Project began in 2003 specifically to support veterans who received their injuries as a result of the Global War on Terrorism. More than 52,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in military conflicts since Sept. 11, 2001, with an estimated 500,000 more living with invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. The Wounded Warrior Project gives warriors, their families and caregivers unique resources and support that focus on each warrior’s specific goals, needs and accomplishments. Click here for more information about the Wounded Warriors or to learn more about how to get involved with your local group.