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Wounded Warrior Project Commends US House Approval of Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, Urges Swift Senate Passage
WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2021) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the U.S. House passage of legislation that would authorize construction of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial in the central “Reserve” area of the National Mall in Washington, DC.
“Post-9/11 veterans are patriots, and their heroism deserves to be recognized and memorialized,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “These brave men and women voluntarily stepped up to serve our country, the vulnerable, and each other.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Outlines Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts to US House Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva testified today before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she told members the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan have elevated the challenges surrounding veteran suicide prevention efforts. Silva outlined ways WWP is supporting wounded veterans, including making outreach calls to those who served in Afghanistan. She also shared additional steps Congress and the health care and veteran services communities should take longer term to serve the veteran population.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project and Harley-Davidson Announce Operation Personal Freedom
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and Harley-Davidson® announce Operation Personal Freedom™, a campaign that connects Harley-Davidson enthusiasts to wounded veterans and helps raise critical support for WWP's life-changing mental health programs. Operation Personal Freedom includes:Read More
Wounded Warrior Project to Call and Support 40,000 Afghanistan Veterans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is mounting a campaign to call and offer support to approximately 40,000 veterans of the Afghanistan War amid recent developments.
About 400 WWP teammates will be making calls to support warriors as they navigate the news. The WWP teammates will remind the warriors they're not alone and connect them and their families to resources, especially in mental health, during this time and into the future.Read More
You Are Not Alone During This Challenging Time
JACKSONVILLE, FL — With the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan, we understand that many warriors are experiencing a wide variety of emotions: concerns, confusion, anger, frustration, and sadness. We encourage the warriors we serve to seek out any resources or help that you may need.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide and need to talk confidentially with someone, please contact the 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. You may also chat online or text 838255. If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Remember, you are not alone. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) remains by your side.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.”