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F&M Trust supports Project Healing Waters

(PHOTO) From left to right: Warren Elliott, chairman of the board - F&M Trust; Staff Sergeant Robert Bishop, participating Wounded Warrior; Trish Hanks, Senior Vice President – F&M Trust; and Darv Stutz, program coordinator for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing/Falling Spring Invitational Fly Fishing Outing for Wounded Warriors(CHAMBERSBURG)F&M Trust made a financial donation to support a local event staged by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Darv Stutz, program coordinator, recognized the bank for their financial support of the Falling Spring Invitational Fly Fishing Outing for Wounded Warriors at their Welcome Reception. The outing is held at the Waltonian Meadows in Chambersburg and enables wounded warriors to enjoy nature in a setting that compliments their ongoing physical and emotional therapy and healing. Warriors are hosted by an experienced in-water guide who shares their knowledge of the fly fishing sport.

Project Healing Waters, founded in 2005 by a corps of dedicated volunteers from Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers Chapters, offers educational fly fishing programs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and VA Medical Centers to assist wounded warriors and veterans with skills that enhance their therapy and rehabilitation. The Falling Spring Invitational Fly Fishing Outing for Wounded Warriors was established in 2008 and is hosted by the Falling Spring Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Volunteers from the Falling Spring Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Franklin County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, and Penn National Fly Fishers Club assist the veterans. Various other local businesses offer assistance as well with services and gifts-in-kind.

F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with over $1 billion in assets.With twenty-five community-banking offices in Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, and Cumberland Counties, the bank has offices in Chambersburg, St. Thomas, Marion, Mont Alto, Greencastle, Waynesboro, Shippensburg, Newville, McConnellsburg, Warfordsburg, Hustontown, Orbisonia, Carlisle, Camp Hill, and Boiling Springs.