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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (July 30, 2015) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is officially serving more than 75,000 wounded veterans through its 20 free programs and services offered to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies and encourage economic empowerment.
The milestone comes in the wake of the organization announcing its goal to reach 100,000 injured veterans by 2017 and raise $500 million for its Long-Term Support Trust to care for the most severely wounded after their caregivers are no longer able to provide the necessary care. To further support the long-term needs of injured service members, WWP is launching a first-of-its-kind medical care network, Warrior Care Network™, to connect wounded veterans and their families with world-class, individualized mental health care.
KODIAK, Alaska (July 29, 2015) – Nearly a dozen wounded veterans will travel to remote Kodiak, Alaska Friday, July 31 through Saturday, August 8 for an excursion that includes fishing, bear-watching, and hiking. The gathering will mark the tenth year Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has brought injured veterans together for camaraderie and healing in Kodiak. WWP believes connecting injured service members with each other helps veterans realize they are not alone. The trip is offered to injured service members through WWP’s Alumni program, one of 20 programs provided to injured veterans – free of charge.
“Wounded veterans get constant time with each other on fishing boats, in nature, eating meals – it is a great opportunity to forge friendships, as well as grow their support structure for life,” said Ryan Kules, WWP National Alumni Director. “The warriors have a great time on the water and have an opportunity to forget about the stresses they face in thie everyday lives.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 29, 2015) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will honor 14 wounded veterans with a special graduation ceremony Friday, July 31 for completing its 12-month TRACK™ program in Jacksonville.
TRACK is the first education center in the nation designed specifically for injured service members. Facilities are located in San Antonio, Texas, and at the Jacksonville, Florida headquarters. The 12-month program is built around the needs of combat veterans. Along with helping them meet their educational goals, TRACK supports personal health and wellness, mental health, and career development. TRACK is one of programs offered by WWP for wounded veterans, free of charge.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 30, 2015) — On Sunday, October 18, 2015, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will be participating in the Love Ride grand finale, a single-day motorcycle fundraising event, and the longest running event of its kind in the world. Since 1981, Love Ride and its supporters have raised over $24 million for a variety of local and national causes. This year’s Love Ride is concluding decades of charitable work, in conjunction with Southern California Harley-Davidson (HD) Dealers Association, will support WWP. Love Ride is a proud advocate of WWP’s purpose to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
Grand Marshall Jay Leno and the award-winning Foo Fighters will join to-be-announced special guests in their final Southern California performance of the year. In its three-decade history, the Love Ride has featured a host of celebrity participants such as Malcolm Forbes, Peter Fonda, Larry Hagman, Steven Tyler, David Crosby, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, and many more.
Rockaway, N.Y. (July 23, 2015) — Before being injured in Afghanistan, Brandon Dodson was an avid surfer throughout his youth in San Diego. After losing both of his legs as the result of an improvised explosive device blast while on deployment in Afghanistan, Dodson was unsure if he would ever be able to surf again. Through adaptive water sports like those offered by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Dodson and his fellow wounded service members can get back to catching waves and being active on the water.
In early July, Dodson and dozens of his fellow wounded service members were brought to Rockaway Beach in New York for the 11th annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival, hosted by WWP. During the four-day festival, injured service members and their families were introduced to adaptive versions of water skiing, surfing, scuba diving, and many other sports — proving that despite their injuries, they could still maintain an active lifestyle.
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