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Wounded Warrior Project Announces National Grassroots Push Supporting Toxic-Exposure Legislation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today held a news conference outside its Jacksonville headquarters to advocate for Congressional passage of a bill to help veterans exposed to toxic substances while serving our country. The comprehensive legislation – the Honoring Our PACT Act – is pending in the U.S. Senate and would ensure that veterans who get sick due to toxic exposures get the care and benefits they need and deserve.Read More
Wounded Warrior Honored for Volunteer Efforts
RENO, Nev. (April 20, 2022) – Air Force veteran Diana Bourgeois didn’t let 12 brain surgeries stop her from stepping up to help fellow wounded warriors. Just a month after her last surgery, she was volunteering with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Diana also asked to host events for warriors in her area to help increase connection in the veteran population.
Her willingness to answer the call to help led to a different kind of call recently. Diana is a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints, and the NFL has been a longtime supporter of WWP and the warriors it serves. So, when Saints star wide receiver Marquez Callaway surprised her on a Zoom teleconference, she was speechless.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Celebrates Team U.S. Ahead of Invictus Games
ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2022 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosted a send-off dinner last night for the 61 athletes representing the United States at Invictus Games, April 16-22, 2022, in The Hague, Netherlands. Nearly half of Team U.S. are registered warriors with WWP.
"I am extremely proud of Team U.S. athletes for making it to the Invictus Games," said James Herrera, WWP Physical Health & Wellness vice president. "For many, this long journey as a competitor in adaptive sports began during service after an injury."Read More
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Donates $15 Million to Support Wounded Veterans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced today it has received a $15 million donation from MacKenzie Scott to support the needs of post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured veterans. The gift – the largest ever given to WWP by an individual – will help fund lifesaving mental health and brain health programs and services.
"We tackle the most critical needs of our nation's wounded heroes, with a significant focus of our work targeting mental health and wellness," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "We are incredibly humbled and grateful to MacKenzie Scott for her generous contribution that will enable us to reach more veterans in need."Read More
Rosie the Riveter Lives On In All Women Veteran
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking a significant day in women's history, "Rosie the Riveter" was born from a national hit song in 1942 that depicts Rosie as a woman who served the American war effort by producing war supplies – including ships and ammunition – during World War II.
Fast forward to 2022 and women not only support the military efforts; more of them are serving in the armed forces. Women are the fastest-growing population of the all-volunteer force and veteran demographic. Since the Department of Defense (DOD) opened all roles to women in 2016, women have been expanding their service in the military, opening the doors to many female "firsts" across all service branches.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.”