Media + Press
Hoover Sun: “Healing At Iron Horse”
“Deep in the lush forest of central Alabama, you can find Hoover resident Justin Kane leading a group of veterans and volunteers on a hunting excursion. The camping site on Iron Horse Farms — complete with wheelchair access — serves as a sanctuary of healing for veterans.
Four years ago, the Kane family started a foundation called St. Michael’s Iron Horse Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, based in Marion. Their mission is to bring wounded and suffering veterans — both physically and mentally — to their farm on hunting retreats for a chance to heal through fellowship, counseling, communication and relaxation.
Iron Horse Charities hosts two-day retreats for eight to 10 veterans at no cost. The retreats include room and board, daily home-cooked meals, training and assistance as well as hunting equipment for exploring more than 2,000 acres of wildlife-filled woods. There are also counselors and guides available to help those who may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder during the trip…”
WBRC: “Absolutely Alabama”
“St. Michael was said to be the archangel who helped God with his work, and this is the story of St. Michael’s Iron Horse.”
The Selma Times-Journal: “Hero’s Hunt Gives Veterans More Than Appreciation”
“Jeremy Cook, a 37-year-old Army veteran, doesn’t leave his home in Columbus, Georgia much now. He served in the Army from 2003 through 2015, and was sent on multiple deployments with the 75th Rangers to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
While serving his country, he suffered an injury that would affect him for the rest of his life…”
The Land Show: “Episode 48”
“This week on The Land Show, Dave and co-host Jonathan Goode focus on two charitable groups aimed at making a positive influence via their farm and hunting properties. First, Justin Kane with Iron Horse Farms talks about entertaining veterans’ groups and wounded warriors on the organization’s hunting property…”