New report uncovers the greatest needs of wounded warriors
The WWP Annual Warrior Survey results are in — covering critical topics like mental health, toxic exposure, barriers to care, and more.
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It’s Time for Us to Honor Our Pact with America’s Toxic-Exposed Veterans
After more than four years of tough work, countless meetings on Capitol Hill, and thousands of veterans making their voices heard in Washington, Congress is on the verge of passing legislation to help our warriors who were exposed to toxic burn pits. It's essential that lawmakers get the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act over the finish line.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Announces Latest Grants to Support Veterans Service Organization Partners
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2022 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today announced community partnership grants to 28 organizations as part of its ongoing effort to support and build a network of best-in-class military and veterans service organizations. WWP's support of these new and returning partners helps expand the life-changing resources and programs available to America's wounded veterans and their families.Read More
Wounded Warriors Visit White House During Annual Soldier Ride
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2022 -- President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden welcomed 27 wounded warriors at the White House today for the annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride®. Soldier Ride is a nationally recognized adaptive cycling program that connects warriors across the country, helping to strengthen confidence as they strive toward their highest physical and mental wellness goals.
The tradition of Soldier Ride participants meeting with the commander in chief began in 2008 and has continued annually, with a brief pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. Army veteran Danielle Greene shared her story of resilience during the event, saying, "When I joined the Army, I felt I found a family I always dreamed of, but after I got hurt, I realized Wounded Warrior Project was the family I dreamed of as well. They had my back 18 years and counting, and now I'm here."Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Says Senate Passage of Toxic Exposure Bill Will 'Save the Lives of Countless Veterans'
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2022 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today applauded the historic U.S. Senate passage of the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act. The legislation will finally guarantee care and benefits for veterans who suffer the ill effects of their exposure to burn pits and other toxins while serving America.
"This toxic exposure bill will literally save the lives of countless veterans," Wounded Warrior Project CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington said after the Senate vote. "Thousands of veterans and supporters made their voices heard on Capitol Hill. We want to thank every U.S. Senator who supported the vital legislation. Chairman Tester and Ranking Member Moran deserve a lot of credit for working together in a bipartisan way to get this bill across the finish line. Now we're calling on the U.S. House to quickly follow suit and send this bill to President Biden for his signature."Read More
During PTSD Awareness Month, Wounded Warrior Project Reminds Veterans Mental Health Support is Available
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Barriers to care delay treatment for veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For wounded veterans, stigma can be one of the biggest barriers they face.
According to the Annual Warrior Survey conducted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), nearly 1 in 5 warriors reported difficulty or delays getting or continuing professional care for their mental health. Of those warriors, 2 in 3 say they would feel embarrassed or ashamed to seek care.Read More
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”