JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 -- When Joe Murray, Dan Murray, and Gloria Shepherd invested in buying a campground in rural Virginia in 2006, they never could've envisioned the response they'd get from an event they'd host there.
Attendees at Freedom Fest – a weekend of events supporting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at Stoney Creek Resort and Campground in Greenville, Virginia – raised more than $67,000 recently for injured veterans and their families.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets to honor and empower wounded veterans and their families.
The Blue Jackets will face the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, Oct. 11. A portion of every ticket purchased on this website will support warriors and their caregivers.
"We're grateful for the Columbus Blue Jackets and their collaboration on this opportunity to help wounded veterans achieve their highest ambition," said Gary Corless, WWP warrior support.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2019 -- On the banks of the Cumberland River, the Nashville skyline provided the perfect backdrop for a snapshot of support for wounded veterans as more than 1,300 people participated in the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Carry Forward® 5K, delivered by CSX®.
"It was exciting, gratifying, humbling, and inspiring to see so many people come out and be so enthusiastic about supporting our nation's veterans," said Gary Corless, WWP warrior support.
For the second straight year, CSX® supported the event as the presenting sponsor.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provided a grant to Team Red, White & Blue – an organization that enriches the lives of America's veterans by connecting them with each other and their communities. Through this grant, warriors can build quality relationships and have experiences that contribute to their life satisfaction and overall well-being.
The $250,000 grant from WWP supports Team Red, White & Blue's Chapter and Community Program. This program gives veterans and the community consistent and inclusive opportunities to connect through physical and social activities.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant and collaborative partnership with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Veterans Health Council (VHC), a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) program. This collaboration raises awareness and further advocates for military families whose loved one was lost due to exposures to toxins and warriors living with the health effects of illnesses related to toxic exposure. It also empowers warriors and their families to seek benefits they have earned and join the advocacy efforts to elevate this issue.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) renewed support for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national nonprofit organization caring for the families of our nation's fallen service members and veterans. TAPS provides ongoing emotional support, care, and resources to more than 90,000 surviving military family members and loved ones, at no cost to them.
This $120,000 grant supports two Intensive Clinical Programs hosted in partnership with Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program for TAPS families grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, followed by ongoing peer-to-peer support and monthly web-based psychoeducation.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a new grant in support of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), higher education's first interdisciplinary academic institute singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation's veteran community. IVMF delivers unique education and training programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship for post-9/11 veterans and active-duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs for veterans of all eras.
WWP's $375,000 grant supports IVMF's Onward to Opportunity (O2O) Program. O2O provides knowledge and coaching to service members and their families to help them succeed in their chosen career path, and it prepares them for specific job opportunities.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will connect with veterans and the livestreaming community at TwitchCon in San Diego. Twitch™, a video livestreaming platform, is hosting the international conference.
WWP will be featured in the conference's DonorDrive® Charity Arcade, where attendees can learn about how they can support different nonprofits through livestreaming.
Streamers can honor and empower wounded veterans and their families by registering their stream through the WWP Play™ Stream to Serve™ initiative. WWP will also officially launch its new DonorDrive fundraising platform.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant in support of Homes For Our Troops, an organization that helps severely injured post-9/11 Veterans rebuild their lives by building and donating specially adapted custom homes nationwide.
This $249,600 grant provides funds for 12 post-9/11 injured warriors to receive key adaptations in their homes that will help them live safely and independently. These modifications include steel-reinforced concrete storm rooms built to FEMA standards, full-home backup emergency generators, and lever-style door handles that provide more efficient entry and exit for warriors with prosthetics.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant in support of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The organization empowers, supports, and honors our nation's 5.5 million military caregivers: the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America's wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Sen. Elizabeth Dole, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers' service and promote their well-being.
WWP's $150,000 grant supports the development of a Community Navigators initiative within the Dole Caregiver Fellows Program, which fully empowers Dole Caregiver Fellows to connect their local communities of caregivers to the resources and peer support they need to thrive. WWP's grant will also support the Foundation's 4th Annual National Convening this year, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.