Wounded Warrior Project
Rating: 3.85 stars 468 468 reviews 51,479
Human Services, Veterans
4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 USA
To Honor And Empower Wounded Warriors
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
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.
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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.
The WWP helped me out in a big way just when I needed help the most. They fought for me and they got my claimed finished in record time. They never got angry when I was emailing them constant and always very professional and polite. They tell you what is going on and what forms or paperwork you need and then they are always on top of getting it done right. If it wasn't for the WWP I will still be waiting and who Knowes how much money I would have lost. I can't explain how grateful I am and for all the hard work they do for us veterans. By far the best orginazation out there and I am happy to say I am an Alumni with the WWP. Thank you so so much.
I am a wounded warrior in the Kansas City metro area. I was struggling to start my business due to the lack of funds I need to buy the right tools. I was getting ready to take a job as a truck driver so that I could help off set the cost of my tools and bring in cash flow. I spoke with the Warriors to Work program in the Overland Park, Kansas office. These guys rock. They got me a grant to buy all the tools I needed so I wouldn't have to spend another night away from my family. This office has gone above and beyond the call of duty for myself and other veterans I know personally. If anyone needs help contact them they will do everything they can to help you and if they cant do it themselves they will not stop until you have the help you need. It doesn't stop there. They will stay in contact with you to make sure you are successful in your venture.
Without WWP and the services and activities provided I wouldn't be where I am in my recovery from PTSD and MST. WWP has allowed me to reconnect with other military members and shown me that I am not alone. For the longest time, I thought I was. I found that there are others who get it. They understand what I'm facing and help provide support when the demons come knocking on the door. Without the 12 ladies I met on a Project Odyssey, I would still be hiding in my home afraid to confront the world. I'm slowing healing, and I owe a lot of my progress to WWP. They have provided me more opportunities to be in the world and interact with other people that I would not get to do otherwise. I've been able to take my daughter to the circus and attend a concert. Four years ago, I wouldn't have been able to do that. I am able to do those types of activities because I'm "safe" with my fellow WWP Alumni. WWP has also helped kick start me to get healthier. Through Soldier Ride, I have found "my thing". I found the freedom of riding and the knowledge that I can accomplish what I set out to do.
There are no words to describe the gratitude I have for WWP and its staff members. Everyone I have met has gone above and beyond to help me in my recovery. WWP is my main link to the outside world. Thanks for being the organization you are.
They have helped me Since my spinal surgeries in Walter Reed and ever since they have become my Family. With out their support and the support of my wife and son I honestly think I would just be another statistic. The programs they offer exceed my expectations and assist and help me more than anything the VA has done for me.
I went to PIT this past weekend for the Soldiers Ride. The staff was great and the guest were as well. The trip helped me more than I could ever express.
I participated in the Pittsburgh Solider's Ride last weekend and had a great time. I met fellow warriors/veterans who have experienced similar combat experiences that I've gone thru and was able to really to discuss how my deployments have affected me and my family.
This was the first time I have been on a bicycle in over 15 years and biking with fellow warriors was a refreshing experience. It was not about who fisnished first, but about how everyone helped each other to complete the rides together! This was a great time for everyone who was involved.
This has also sparked my interest in continuing to bicycle as a mean of relaxation and to help improve my physical fitness.
I am great full to WWP for allowing me to participate in the outstanding event!!!!!!
I first started with Wounded Warrior Project on the Combat Stress Retreat, Camp Odyssey. It was the perfect timing, as I was fresh coming out of 4 months of rehab for PTSD and other issues stemming from my combat and exposure to combat in Afghanistan. The experience was awesome. I rediscovered myself and refocused the view of my military service in a positive light, and that's a group of brothers who are there for each other unconditionally and share that unwavering commitment to one another. From there I have gon to participate in the Writers Workshop and subsequently the Health and Wellness Expo, and at each one I've received even more encouragement, guidance and hope. Wounded Warrior and all the truly committed wonderful staff making it happen have had an enormous positive impact on my life. I've regained the confidence in my ability to succeed and overcome in life. I'm truly grateful to all the staff (Joe Shear, Alex Santana, Danny Galvan, Jackie Cantu, Tim Horton just to name a few) and the organization.
As a wounded warrior I have been on the front lines and praise the Lord there is wounded warrior project if not for them and all they have done for me I wouldn't be here now.
Thank you so much for your services, time, and patience with us wounded while we try to rebuild who we once were.
Is there any way that I can get the post for activities in Minnesota as well as the ones I'm receiving now?