Since its inception, Waupaca Foundry employee Dave Hintz and his Hides For Heroes volunteers have collected deer hides and raised more than $40,000 in support of veterans through the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation.
Local hunters support veterans
Area deer hunters helped raise $7,533 for a nonprofit organization that takes Purple Heart recipients hunting and fishing. Hides for Heroes raised the funds for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. The foundation is a national nonprofit that provides outdoor sporting activities for Purple Heart recipients who were wounded in combat. Hides for Heroes involves collecting deer hides, salting them and then selling the hides when the market is right.