JACKSONVILLE, Fla.,(September 1, 2015) – National veterans’ service organization (VSO) and nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will once again participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace-charity campaign. CFC utilizes almost 200 campaigns nationwide and overseas to raise millions of dollars each year for eligible non-profits. CFC provides the perfect opportunity for military and civilian federal employees to get involved by supporting causes they believe in. Last year, over $5 million was raised through the CFC campaign for WWP.
The money raised for WWP through CFC has helped fund over 20 programs that save lives – all free of charge to the warrior, their family and caregiver. Programs like Warriors to Work® which has helped Iraq Veteran and WWP Alumnus Chris Horman find employment after life in the military. “The Warriors to Work staff matched my skills, expertise and education with top businesses throughout the United States, and I got a great career with CSX,” said Chris. “Wounded Warrior Project recognizes that veterans have unique experience and training that you can’t get anywhere else but in the military, and they translate that experience so that it’s applicable in a civilian workforce setting.”
Chris also found emotional healing while working with WWP programs. “WWP helps you move past your darker days, open up, enhance relationships and get closer to your family,” Chris said. “When we improve personally, our relationships improve which positively impacts the family, friends, business associates, and other people in our lives.”
WWP is asking donors to consider Wounded Warrior Project, #11425, as a choice for CFC contributions, a kindness that would honor a wounded veteran’s sacrifice and service for a lifetime. The process is easy: between September 1 and December 15, pledges can be made through an employee’s local CFC office using the WWP CFC code #11425. Click here to locate your local office.
“Tens of thousands of injured service members, their caregivers, and family members receive support each year through over 20 WWP programs – all free of charge,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer for Wounded Warrior Project. “Our uniquely structured services engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage economic empowerment. The outpouring generosity that has come from an effort like CFC is crucial in our continuing efforts to honor and empower our nation’s bravest.”
Donors can also help spread the word by sharing with colleagues, friends and family that the gifts they contribute will continue to impact and change the lives of injured veterans through WWP programs and services.