Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.78 stars   433 reviews 46,384

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 USA

Mission: To Honor And Empower Wounded Warriors
Target demographics: veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of wounded veterans and their families. You can visit our impact pages here:http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve.aspx.
Geographic areas served: the veterans service industry
Programs: combat stress recovery, physical health and wellness, employment and education, long-term support, benefits and peer engagement opportunities. In total we offer 19 free programs and services warriors and their families.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

Following a wartime injury and separation from service I felt both bitter about being "let go" from the Army and hesitant to call myself a "service-disabled" person because I had seen other soldiers who were hurt so much worse than I was. I felt like I didn't belong as either a veteran or a civilian. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) brought me in to a SoldierRide event and just accepted me. Surrounded by other warriors- some with severe injuries and some with invisible wounds, I just felt included. I was never separated out within the group for being "not injured enough" or "not injured in the right way". They just made me feel part of the team. My experience was so positive, in fact, that I later looked for job opportunities with their team- they just made me feel whole.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with WWP for a year now which has allowed me to meet amazing people and have unique opportunities I would never had the chance to participate in. They have changed the lives of myself and my peers and continue to support Soldiers active and retired. I hope they can continue to support vets and soldiers for years to come. I recommend them to all of my soldiers in the wtb. Thank you for for all you do

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having attended a recent WWP alumni summit and all the programs it offers, it has really helped me personally with getting to know other vets in the area as well as self growth and physical well being. The staff at the event was very helpful with my question and were all on top of it when it came to helping me. We had a good time at the event and it was very informative. I highly recommend them as a former combat vet and help to see my brothers in arms do take advantage of getting better from the memories of war and unseen scars many carry after returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Danitza in the Virginia region has been fantastic and helpful in transition and events that are offered, helping me out with anything that I need. Keep doing what you're doing WWP!!!

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Laura Lamon has been a tremendous help for me transitioning into the workforce. She has been a big help in attire and pre employment applications. WWP has been great to me and my family in their dedication to help veterans like me. I am glad to have had Laura in keeping me motivated to find employment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Excellent organization for comradery among vets n soldiers especially those of us with "Battle Scars" we attend events that bring up our self esteem and quiets those demons of war..
Lots and lots of resources and information we need to get help and the benefits we deserve.. I highly recommend WWP to other OIF and OEF Veterans.

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

In the fiscal year ending 9/2013, WWP took in almost $235 million. Of that, it spent only $91 million on its programs - that is, on wounded warriors. It spent $57.7 million on fundraising, with of course a decent chunk of that going to the fundraising companies. Another $9 million went for administrative expenses. Its executive director scooped up $375,000 (including a 50% bonus) and the next top 10 execs made between $160K and $360K - again with bonuses greater than the annual incomes of many of the wounded warriors they claim to be helping. All told, of that $235 million, WWP spent $158 million. Do the math - $77 million left over! I don't doubt the organization does some good work, but with that kind of income it should be doing a lot more. I'm both saddened and hopeful for the wounded warriors I see in WWP's heart-tugging ads, and sickened by the knowledge that too many people are riding to riches on their backs. This kind of self-dealing is all too common in charities today - since when did it become normal for the CEO of a charity to make hundreds of thousands or even a million bucks a year? The pay scales are just another example of the infiltration of the Wall Street mentality into American charities (and hospitals, and universities, ad nauseam). For those at the top, charity work is not about charity but a lucrative career path. Shameful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Curtis Fluitt and the Wounded Worrior Project has been then most amazing help to me. I had a claim that was messed up in the system for over two years and the hard work and dedication Curtis put in had it finalized in a matter of months. Once again VA messed up the claim so I called back and he was willing to help again and have the final issues resolved within a month of me calling. Great work ethics and dedication to veterans who have sacrificed so much. I would recommend and have recommended several of my fellow vets to use them! 5 stars without hesitation for me!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Please, please, do something do something in or near Roanoke Va.
My wife has been looking after me for a long time and she deserves a retreat.
I unfortunately can't afford to give it to her. My health is failing pretty fast, can WWP please help.
Lewis Campbell
540-278-3696

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I haven't been able to attend an event yet but have been able to interact with other WWP Alumni. I tried to get out and get into more things so I could be more comfortable being a wounded warrior and Disabled American Veteran. Through the WWP I understood that I don't have to be so guarded about my military history or injuries and that the injuries don't have to be hidden. This has allowed me to join the local DAV and be more supportive of other WWP Alumni and become a leader who wants to help other veterans and current military members. I have even become the Iowa state coordinator for the National Freedom Ride. Any WWP Alumni who wish to attend can join the ride on the 16th of May and can see the event on facebook by placing this in the address bar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601251946754996 I hope to see as many WWP Members as possible and if any come up and let me know they heard about the ride through the WWP they will not have to pay the entry fee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Spent my entire adult life serving my country. Medically discharged and left feeling hopeless and with no interest in anything. Depressed and unable to care about anything. I attended a Project Odyssey event in Breckenridge Colorado. I haven't had that good of a time in many years. The staff are top notch and the facility and events are AMAZING. I salute you WWP. You are a class act. Thank you for everything.

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