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WHAT'S NEW AT WWP
Wounded Warrior Project Adds New Leadership to Board of Directors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) added fresh perspectives to its volunteer Board of Directors with the addition of Tiffany Daugherty and Capt. (Ret.) Will Reynolds, III. The duo brings military, business, and health care experience to a diverse board of our nation's leaders.
For Daugherty, it is a bit of a homecoming as she previously worked for WWP leading one of the organization's career counseling teams. She is also a registered warrior with the veterans charity.Read More
Veterans Charity Leads Suicide Prevention Efforts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 -- Veterans Administration estimates 17 veterans take their life every day. That statistic is alarming and has organizations like Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) working to help veterans in crisis find the help they need.
During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, WWP helped train warriors,families, and others that connect with veterans regularly to identify the signs someone may be considering ending their life. With this online training, WWP also provided the tools to help intervene and get someone in crisis to a safe place.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Discusses the Invisible Wounds of War
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 28, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is addressing veteran mental health with a live, global town hall broadcast in partnership with Verizon Media/Yahoo News tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET.
The event brings together wounded veterans, WWP leadership, and a leading clinician that specializes in post-traumatic stress treatment to talk about suicide prevention, veterans' mental health, and free resources available to veterans and their families.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Annual Survey Results Released at Brookings Institution Event
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) shared the most recent findings from its 11th Annual Warrior Survey at an event hosted by Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy. WWP's Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva, Program Operations and Partnerships Vice President Dr. Melanie Mousseau, and Financial Wellness Vice President Tom Kastner joined him to discuss the data.Read More
Survey Highlights Challenges for Post-9/11 Warriors During Pandemic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One-third of post-9/11 wounded veterans who responded to a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) survey noted they have or expect to run out of money due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, over 40% noted employment difficulties, and the unemployment rate among this warrior population has reached 16% (12% unemployment rate in 2019).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.”