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“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.”
WWP Commits $10 Million to Help Wounded Veterans During Pandemic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 9, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committing $10 million to help meet the immediate needs of warriors who are in financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. The veterans charity is asking companies and foundations to join the effort to support our nation's heroes by matching the $10 million commitment.
Starting immediately, WWP is reaching out to all its registered warriors to identify those who are in financial distress due to the loss of household income related to the coronavirus pandemic. Those unable to meet their needs for food or shelter can apply for emergency funds. Warriors who qualify will be granted $1,000 per household to help pay for groceries, utilities, rent or mortgage payments, and other essential expenses. This support, combined with our mental and physical health and wellness programs, will aid the most vulnerable veteran families in our community.
Wounded Warrior Project to Call 20,000 Warriors, Family Members Amid Pandemic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 2, 2020 -- Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has launched a campaign to reach nearly 20,000 wounded veterans and family members this month who may be experiencing additional stress.
Known as Operation Check-In, the initiative is providing warriors and family members with support in the areas of mental, physical, and financial health, as well as connection. Nearly 500 WWP teammates will be making calls to spread awareness about the organization's virtual and telephonic programming available to all registered warriors.
Wounded Warrior Project: Senate Passes H.R.3504 -- Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 -- H.R.3504 – The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019 reached a significant milestone when the Senate approved it on March 26. The bill, which is named after Army Capt. (Ret.) Ryan Kules, now sits with the House for a vote.
"Wounded warriors face unique challenges while recovering from their injuries throughout their lives," said Kules, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) combat stress recovery director. "Young veterans who are going to get married or have families will have changing needs in their homes over the years. The Specially Adaptive Housing benefit has helped me tremendously, but I saw the limitations of the old funding and timing limits. The changes made to this benefit will help ensure wounded veterans' homes can be adapted as our needs change throughout our lives."
Wounded Warriors, Family Members Find Safe Space with Telephonic Care Program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 26, 2020 -- Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is continuing to support wounded veterans and their family members through innovative methods, including non-clinical telephonic care.
WWP Talk, the organization's free mental health phone support line, is currently providing a safe, non-judgmental outlet to warriors and family members. Now more than ever, these calls are helping warriors and their family members manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other invisible wounds of war, as the nation practices social distancing. Since 2013, WWP Talk has been helping the organization's most isolated population develop coping skills, set goals, and build resiliency to improve their quality of life.
Virtual Programs Available for Wounded Warriors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 25, 2020 -- As the coronavirus pandemic grows and millions are ordered to stay home, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has shifted its physical wellness program to reach warriors and their families in the comfort of their own households. It is one of many steps the organization is taking to safeguard wounded warriors — many of whom are at risk of incurring life-threatening exposure due to previously compromised immune systems.
"We are focused on the health, safety, and well-being of warriors and their families," said Jennifer Silva, WWP chief program officer. "In the past week, Wounded Warrior Project teammates across the nation have developed and are now offering innovative virtual programs, so that warriors and their loved ones stay physically engaged and mentally resilient from home."