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“If I can be a part of an organization that helps people heal and find peace, then the end of my service is not the end. I’m just serving in a new way now.”
“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.”
NFL Stars Join Wounded Veterans on Football Field
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 -- Wounded veterans took the field with some of the best football players in the world recently as part of Pro Bowl weekend. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connected more than 50 veterans and their families with help from the NFL.
"It's been great; a lot of these guys have been through a lot more than I have," said Army veteran Ernesto Jimenez.
But the veterans were not alone on the field. Ten NFL Pro Bowlers including Russell Wilson, Alex Mack, Anthony Sherman, and others surprised the group and joined in the on-field fun.
Four-Legged Love and Support Helps Warrior Conquer PTSD
AUBURN, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019 -- Army veteran Eric Haynes' life was spiraling downward when he went online to register with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). In the 10 years since his service in Iraq ended, he struggled with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
"I felt I was running out of places to turn," said Eric. "I was masking the pain of everything. I was at the end of my rope."
After attending a few WWP connection events, he received a call from WWP Talk program staff offering weekly telephonic, emotional support.
Wounded Warrior Project Announces Joint Partnership with Elizabeth Dole Foundation and National Military Family Association
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a new collaborative partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) and the National Military Family Association (NMFA) to support efforts to help caregivers of wounded veterans and their children. WWP's collaboration with EDF (https://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org) and NMFA (https://www.militaryfamily.org) is in response to the finding that no research has been conducted to examine the effects of caregiving on military children.
Wounded Warrior Project Partners with National Military Family Association to Support Military Families
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a new multi-year grant to the National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that helps military families meet the unique challenges of military life. Through their work, NMFA strengthens and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They also provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured.
Wounded Warrior Project Partners with Group Supporting Military Kids
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today announced support of Our Military Kids (https://ourmilitarykids.org/), an organization dedicated towards providing extracurricular activities that help military children cope with stress and anxiety, as well as foster a sense of self-confidence, while their parents are recovering or serving overseas. This $100,000 grant will go towards providing academic tutoring, sports programs, and other fun activities.
"Children of wounded veterans are impacted in life-changing ways as they shoulder burdens of caring for their parent," said René Bardorf, WWP senior vice president of government and community relations. "Our Military Kids helps gives military children opportunities to have fun, learn new skills, and enjoy other after school activities. We're proud to partner with Our Military Kids in affecting positive change for these worthy children."