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WHAT'S NEW AT WWP
Wounded Veterans Participate in Tele-Town Hall on VA Benefits, Support
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2020 -- Veterans served by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently participated in a virtual town hall with the VA about the benefits they're receiving during the COVID-19 pandemic. VA Undersecretary of Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence spoke directly to individual warriors and answered questions about their personal experiences, challenges, and needs.
"As the country reopens, we remained focused on the C&P exams," Lawrence said. "When the pandemic started, we stopped these exams, moving to virtual for safety reasons. We're starting to once again do the in-person C&P exams at 40% of military facilities."Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Continues to Place Veterans in Jobs During Pandemic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 23, 2020 -- Despite rising unemployment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP) has helped place over 500 wounded veterans and family members in new careers, with combined first-year salaries totaling nearly $30 million. With National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25, WWP highlights programs for post-9/11 warriors and family members to successfully land employment year-round, but especially during the pandemic.
Warriors to Work®, the career counseling program at WWP, transitioned to virtual offerings during the pandemic and concentrated its efforts on industries that are still hiring.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Announces Passage of Specially Adaptive Housing Bill
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the passage of H.R. 3504, the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019, and is proud to have led the way in advocating for these significant changes to the current bill.
This critical piece of legislation will reinstate SAH benefits to eligible veterans every 10 years to accommodate moving and normal life changes.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.”