Through the joys of Freecycle, I met an interesting guy recently. "Big John" Miska, as it turns out, seems to be generally up to some interesting stuff, as a quick Google will show you.
What's relevant here is that John is gathering up fly fishing donations to use to take wounded veterans out on outings. John is affiliated with Project Healing Waters, but this project isn't (though it's not dissimilar in theory). Basically, he wants to start doing a little more for some of the vets in the area, and needs some gear to make it happen (and maybe eventually start a PHW group closer to this area).
In particular, he's interested in old bamboo fly rods, as he knows a guy who can fix them up at a reasonable price.
If you're interested in learning more about the project or in donating, you can reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org.