"Get out there. Volunteer. Make friends.
Make connections. You’re not alone."
"Take each day as it comes. Find out
what works for you and go with it."
"I’ve had injuries that made things
difficult, but I still succeed."
"You have to learn how to get up, use a prosthetic
and learn how to walk again."
"It's not what you can't do
it's what you can do."
Your generous donation to WWP helps thousands of Wounded Warriors - and their families - as they return home from the current conflicts. Donation options include one-time gifts, the Advance Guard Monthly Giving Program, and more.
Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injuries or illness on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for the WWP Alumni program. No dues here - you paid those on the battlefield. Check out all the benefits and register today.
When a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences those challenges along with their warrior. We support family members who suddenly find they are serving as full-time supporters or caregivers.
You can help Wounded Warrior Project ® honor and empower Wounded Warriors by hosting a Proud Supporter event, volunteering your time, sending a Thank You note to an injured service member, and much more.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni Dustin Shryock and Pat Corbley along with WWP Chief of Staff John Molino joined Katie Couric for an episode of Katie highlighting injured service members.
John provided a background about the origin of WWP and our holistic programming designed for wounded veterans and their families. Dustin and Pat shared their successes with the Warriors to Work program and how WWP has impacted their lives.
Tune in to Katie on Thursday, May 23, 2013 to hear Dustin and Pat’s stories as well as other inspiring stories from injured service members. Please check your local listing for times.
WWP 8K Runs are coming to select cities this fall! Join runners and WWP enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds to support wounded veterans through WWP. Register today and help foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in our nation’s history!
2013 run locations include:
- Jacksonville, Florida
- San Antonio, Texas
- Franklin, Tennessee
**No WWP 8K Run near you? Take a look at our proud supporter events map to see if a run or walk is being hosted in your area! Hint: Search by the Run/Walk event type combined with your city, state and/or zip code depending on how far you’re willing to travel.
When a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences these challenges along with the warrior. The stress is real. And so is the support of Wounded Warrior Project. We reach out to family members who find themselves serving as full-time supporters or caregivers. WWP offers Family Support Retreats and encourages them to check out restorewarriors.org as a resource for PTSD and mental health information.
We understand these loved ones need a break now and then, and our Family Support Retreat weekends provide time for them to rest and reflect in a supportive environment of peers. Sharing strategies for coping and overcoming obstacles is a valuable part of our retreats. And a feeling of fellowship reminds family members they are not alone.
Gavin DeGraw has been winning fans since his debut album “Chariot” went platinum in 2003. His latest album, “Sweeter,” features several singles including “Soldier,” which is a tribute to the sacrifices made by everyday heroes. In an interview with Wounded Warrior Project®, Gavin talks about why he included WWP in the video for “Soldier.” Below is a peek at the interview.
WWP: Tell us how the song “Soldier” was inspired.
Gavin: “Soldier” was really born from watching how people reacted to tragic situations differently around the country. No matter who you are, everyone needs their own version of a soldier … when the chips are down. The imagery of what a soldier is and the sacrifices that a soldier makes really puts into perspective what it takes to love someone or something. Protection and sacrifice are the most powerful examples of love. I believe that’s at the heart of the American soldier. I feel like this is a song that can take on many different meanings, all depending on who is listening to it and how it affects their personal life. Interview continues on page 3 of the latest After Action Report >>
The Carry Forward Awards recognize individuals who are making a difference in the lives of this generation of wounded service members.
Though nominations for 2013 are now closed, we invite you to take a look at the 2012 winners and be on the lookout for individuals who care enough about wounded service members, WWP, and our programs to passionately do something to help. Be sure to nominate them in 2014!
Public online voting for the 2013 winners will take place July 1 - 31.
Whether you are a wounded veteran looking for a new career or an employer eager to hire skilled professionals, Warriors to Work is here to help.