ORLANDO, Fla. (July 28, 2016) – Extreme heat and a chance of thunderstorms threatened a recent fun day of footgolf planned with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), but the turnout and competitive drive kept everything moving forward.
Most warriors who attended were not familiar with the game of footgolf, but after a brief lesson, they learned quickly. Everyone came together and shared techniques with their teams.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 27, 2016) – Wounded veterans and their families experienced the beauty of Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain via off-road Jeep rides during a recent program event hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
After taking in the rugged terrain of the triple-peaked mountain during the hour-long drive, participants stopped at a ranch, where wranglers treated them to a campfire, s’mores, and tales of Colorado’s rich gold-mining history. Gathered around the flames that reached toward the Colorado sky, the warriors and family members easily forged new relationships with their peers.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 27, 2016) – During a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) gathering, veterans met at a local theater and witnessed the cross-country journey of Daniel J. Egbert and Doc King, chronicled in the documentary “Project 22.”
The title of the film stems from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research analysis that indicated 22 combat veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. (This number was recently adjusted to 20.) During the documentary, Daniel and Doc speak with veterans, mental health professionals, and educators about the topics of suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 22, 2016) – During a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) program event, veterans and their family members were given the opportunity to explore the benefits of nature through essential oils. Participants were able to concoct their own creations using a variety of ingredients.
ATLANTA (July 25, 2016) – America’s warriors have demonstrated time and time again that they are givers. Their sacrifices while serving in the military are proof of this, but it was also apparent at a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) function at Habitat ReStore.
A group of injured veterans gathered to take on various duties at the store, a nonprofit home improvement and donation center that is part of Habitat for Humanity. It sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, and building materials. Warriors assisted in assorted positions, which included coordinating donations, organizing stock, and assisting customers.