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.
This year, Wounded Warrior Project committed $30 million to help 250 of our most severely injured warriors who need a lifetime of support. This funding will serve the most severely wounded service members through two initiatives — the INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM and the LONG-TERM SUPPORT TRUST.
Join WWP in our lifetime commitment by signing the WWP pledge form. Simply enter your name and email address and share with your friends and family through your social networks.
Wounded Warrior Project today submitted a statement for the record before the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
The statement addresses the Warriors’ Peer-Outreach Pilot Program Act; the Improving Veterans’ Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Act; and the Veterans Education Survey Act of 2014.
To read WWP’s positions on these issues, please click here.
On December 18, Ralph Ibson, Wounded Warrior Project's National Policy Director, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill urging Congress to correct the COLA changes that would adversely impact injured veterans. Below are his comments:
I’m here today on behalf of the more than 50 thousand wounded warriors with whom we at Wounded Warrior Project work. For those warriors who might have read a summary of the budget agreement, the key words were that the COLA changes “would not affect service members who retired because of disability or injury.” The cruel reality, however, is that the budget agreement breaks that promise!
The fifth Annual WWP Alumni Survey has been distributed to the more than 43,000 WWP Alumni in our database.
The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing innovative programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback over the last four years, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.
Explore the responses and results of prior surveys by clicking here.
The Physical Health & Wellness program is designed to reduce stress, combat depression, and promote an overall healthy and active lifestyle by encouraging Alumni participation in fun, educational activities. Physical Health & Wellness focuses on four main pillars to ensure warriors are able to make a successful transition from military to civilian life:
- Fitness – The Physical Health & Wellness team has a mission to enhance warrior fitness, no matter where they are on their journey, or what injuries they may have.
- Wellness – Warriors unite the body and mind to achieve overall wellness through activities such as meditation and goal setting.
- Inclusive Sports – Teammates ensure all warriors can participate in Physical Health & Wellness activities, no matter the injury.
- Nutrition – A strong focus on nutrition can have lasting benefits on warriors in the recovery process.
Check out the updated Physical Health & Wellness webpage. Each month we will feature two new articles.
Be the first to sign up to become Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Student Ambassadors. Just launched in December, we'll give you the tools to create unique and memorable ways to give back to wounded service members and their families and create school spirit by engaging your club, athletic team, and academic department.
WWP Student Ambassadors:
- Support WWP through an existing club or athletic event.
- Form a school club to benefit WWP.
- Hold a fundraising campaign or event around significant dates.
Once you've registered, we will send you a Student Ambassadors kit, including the tools and tips your school needs to run a successful campaign. Items will include an informational booklet, bracelets, stickers, flyers, a DVD, and access to the WWP Proud Supporter Community.
Click here to register today.
In one of its first actions of the new year, the VA published proposed new rules for its Fiduciary program. Unfortunately, despite longstanding criticism of its approach, VA is not easing its rigid, onerous requirements on non-spousal family members who are both fiduciaries and caregivers.
Wounded Warrior Project is fighting this proposed regulation and has submitted written comments in response to these proposed regulations. We encourage interested family members of wounded veterans to submit comments, as well. To see our statement and learn where to send your comments, please visit: WWP Comment on Proposed VA Fiduciary Regulations.
To learn more about the proposed new rules for VA's Fiduciary program and where to send your comments, please visit: VA Proposes Fiduciary Regulations.
The WWP family is saddened by the tragedy at Fort Hood. In the days and weeks to come, we anticipate much of the media dialogue will center around the shooter's military service and mental health. Please remember this was the act of a single individual. We do all service members, warriors and individuals with mental health needs a disservice when we paint them with a broad brush based upon the actions of one or a few.
Nearly all of America’s sons and daughters who have served in uniform have done so honorably and with distinction. They are law-abiding citizens who contribute greatly to their communities. It is unfair and unjust to conclude that any service member or veteran dealing with military related stress is considered a risk for violence. Those living with invisible injuries often suffer in silence because of these negative portrayals.
WARRIORS TO WORK
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.