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WHAT'S NEW AT WWP
Wounded Warrior Project Supports Introduction of Clothing Allowance Reform Bills
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauded the introduction of the Brian Neuman Clothing Allowance Act of 2021 and the Mark O'Brien Clothing Allowance Act of 2021 on Capitol Hill today. The bills are named after two severely injured combat veterans, Army SSG Brian Neuman and Marine CPL Mark O'Brien.
"Given that I use prosthetics, having to apply for a clothing allowance every year seems very ineffective, especially for those of us with traumatic brain injuries who often forget to apply," said O'Brien.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Announces New Support for Veterans Service Organizations in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 27, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is expanding investments in Alaska's veteran and military service organizations to provide for more resources for injured veterans as well as active-duty service members. The organizations receiving grants are:
- Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health – supporting confidential, high-quality behavioral healthcare services and local resource connections to post-9/11 veterans and active-duty service members (including National Guard and Reserves), and their families.
- Armed Services YMCA of Alaska – supporting the YMCA food pantry, the Guardian Angel program and covering additional costs associated with short active-duty fishing days.
Wounded Warrior Project, Congressional Members, and Veterans Affairs Officials Discuss Women Veteran Needs
WASHINGTON — Last week Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva and Vice President of Connection and Wellness Tracy Farrell hosted discussions with VA Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher, VA Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Kayla Williams, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), and Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6). Topics covered a range of women veterans’ issues, including military sexual trauma and access and improvements at VA facilities.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Helps Family Find Independence
LINCOLNTON, N.C., July 20, 2021 -- Janice Huss didn't hesitate when she heard her son was hurt. She immediately made the nearly six-hour drive with her husband to be at Morgan's bedside 12 years ago.
"As he started to wake up, we noticed he was not going to be his normal self," Janice said.
The young Army veteran had suffered a heart attack and seizures because of a previously unknown medical condition. A lack of oxygen led to an anoxic brain injury.Read More
Wounded Veterans Take Swings at PNC Park
PITTSBURGH (July 13, 2021) – Air National Guard veteran Leo Robert had never played in a virtual home run derby. So when he stepped up to the “plate” and gripped his Playstation® controller inside PNC Park, home of MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, he was not sure what to expect.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.”