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.
KANSAS CITY, MO (September 30, 2015) — When returning from combat, many service members find the transition back to civilian life challenging. Often, this challenge takes a toll on their relationships with their spouses, as they struggle to cope with the stress associated with their time in combat. It is with this in mind that Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) offers its Project Odyssey® couples retreats.
Last week, five couples from the Kansas City area participated in one of these retreats, designed to teach them how to rebuild trust and relationships affected by the experiences of combat. Over this five-day retreat, couples engaged with nature, with each other, and with Project Odyssey staff while participating in activities including high ropes courses, canoeing, a cooking class, and trust-building exercises.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 2, 2015) – When Kimberley Dotstry’s service with the U.S. Navy ended, the transition from military to civilian life was much more difficult than she expected. She loved the uniform, but when she was discharged, she felt adrift. She says there were more worries, less money, and greater uncertainty, and she eventually became homeless.
“When you’re discharged, that’s it. You’re out. I was homeless and had to support my family. I needed help,” says Kimberley. “Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans stabilized my life and gave me balance.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (September 25, 2015) – When Randy Horton hit the road from Newport Beach, California, it was a hot and sunny day. It is then fitting that he arrived in Jacksonville to almost identical weather. Starting on the wooden slats of the Newport Beach Pier 26 days ago, with nothing but supplies, his bicycle, and the grit to go the distance, the 64-year-old veteran has peddled over 3,000 miles, averaging 110 to 120 miles per day.
“I’m passionate about supporting our nation’s injured service members – the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country,” said Randy. “Many come home with wounds you can and can’t see, like a missing limb, combat stress, or depression.”
INVERNESS, FLA. (September 18, 2015) – Injured service members donned (earmuffs) and boarded airboats to see Florida’s waterways recently. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) took the veterans on the journey through Inverness as part of its Alumni program.
Many wounded service members return to civilian life dealing not only with their visible injuries but invisible ones as well. The Veterans Administration estimates more than 300,000 service members return from the battlefield suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The WWP Alumni program creates support through shared experiences. WWP sees opportunities to engage veterans with each other and the community as a chance to heal. These veterans are considered alumni because of the dues they paid while serving our country.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (September 21, 2015) – More than 12,300 golfers, including 567 injured service members, teed up for the fifth-annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” at 132 courses in 28 states to raise a record $1,024,242 for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Since its inception in 2011, the World’s Largest Golf Outing has contributed more than $3 million to WWP. A portion of golfers’ entry fees and 100% of donations benefit the organization whose mission is to honor and empowers Wounded Warriors.
“It’s humbling to see this amazing event evolve into an industry-wide initiative,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf who recently accepted WWP’s prestigious Talkhouse Award. “Raising awareness and critical funds for the brave men and women whose sacrifices secure our freedom is paramount.”
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