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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.”
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."
Wounded Warrior Project Supports Mission of Blue Star Families
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant in support of Blue Star Families (BSF), a national nonprofit that aims to strengthen military families by connecting them with the greater civilian communities where they serve.
This $250,000 grant will help bridge the military-civilian gap by bringing together public, private, and philanthropic organizations with military families in their communities through the BSF Neighborhood program model. With fewer than half of 1 percent of the American population serving in uniform and shouldering the responsibility of our common defense, military families often feel isolated from their civilian counterparts. Many civilians want to engage with and help support military members and their families but are unsure how.
Warrior Adapts 20-Year Military Experience for Civilian Job Market
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2019 -- Sean Packer describes his transition from a career in the United States Navy to civilian life both joyfully and painfully. He was joyful in re-engaging with his wife and children, being involved in their daily lives, but he faced the painful reality of needing to find work. He simply didn't know how to accurately represent 20 years of military experience in the civilian job market until he registered with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and got involved in its Warriors to Work® program.