Wounded Warrior Project
Rating: 3.84 stars 614 614 reviews 29,264
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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55 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.
The Soldier Ride was far more that just a bike ride. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with fellow warriors who understand my plight. It a very short period of time I gained 38 brothers and sisters, that to Wounded Warrior Project. There is one upsetting factor, you can only participate twice in a lifetime.
I've been out of the Army since June 2014 and have done numerous events with other veterans through the WWP and have even brought my family for many of them. I've done so many things that I never thought I could do all thanks to the WWP. I am so honored to be apart of something that cares to give back and the staff are all great to be around and work with. I've used WWP To help increase my VA disability to indoor skydiving. If I've learned one thing, it's that the sky is the limit with the WWP. Thank you all for all your hard work and dedication and for allowing myself and my family to participate in so many events!!
I have been a member since my discharge in 2007. First of all, let me mention that, unlike DAV, which double claims it's employees as disabled personnel served, the post 9-11 disabled vets that are employed by WWP are NOT claimed as veterans serviced by this organization EVER, let alone every year. Yes, a couple of disreputable people in the management portion of the organization made the FANTASTIC good works of the rest of these AWESOME, HARD-WORKING & CARING people less visible BUT, for the majority of the veterans I have encountered, this is THE VERY BEST of ALL the Veterans Service Organizations EVER! The Resource Center has so VERY MANY contacts they even OUTREACH for NON 9-11 PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY other VETERANS!! Over the years WWP has reached out to me again and again to make sure I am okay and integrating back into society. This summer, my air conditiong broke down and, grateful that I even have a roof over my head I was hesitant to ask for help, but living solely on disability, I asked anyhow. WWP put me in touch with Operation Home Front (even poked them a little to speed up the process) and I now have air conditioning again - Important as I have a medical condition that effects my breathing and ability to sweat (I don't). THANK YOU WWP for all you do for all of us!! If WWP cannot help directly, 99.9% of the time they WILL find a resource to help, unless the VETERAN shuts them out!
Never done anything for me.. member since 2009.. said they help.. but never followed through on their word... the new Ceo got his job by the good ole boy system.. because he served under the Chairman of the board dads in the Army... I am not important enough for them to help... turned into nothing but away to make millions off others injuries.. I got a hat.. and stickers..my bad... donate to a cause that really helps veterans.. not just spending millions on advertising... for you all that love it... great.. but they lied to me.. didn't follow through.. and I don't live in a major city where they can meet me and make friends.. so I get denied on anything I try to do..
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Fired the chair of the board and all his good ole boys.. stealing donations
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1 person found this review helpful
WWP has been exceptionally wonderful. It hasn't been a year yet that I've been separated from the military, and my wounds are still healing, emotionally, mentally, and physically. But being able to participate in various programs and events like taking part in a Soldier Ride and the Peer support groups, and having a peer mentor has tremendously helped me along in my healing process. During the first couple of months of being medically retired, I was angry and felt thrown away. I cried when I focused in on the WWP logo because I knew that I used to be the strong Soldier, being able to carry my battle buddy. But the Wounded Warrior Project has been there with me during my journey every step of the way. I know that I still have a long journey ahead of me, but it doesn't look so bleak knowing the Wounded Warrior Project is there to support and carry veterans like me.
I honestly don't understand where negative reviews for WWP come from. I wonder if any of the people leaving them have ever really gotten involved in the organization. I can't say enough about what this organization has done for me. I've heard complaints about WWP not spending enough on warriors, but somehow, I feel overwhelmed by the enormous amount that has been spent on me. My family and I are so grateful.
2 people found this review helpful
This organization is revitalizing and saves lives in more than one way!
3 people found this review helpful
I have been out of the military for 5 years and ever since I've felt lost, alone, and unwanted. I joined WWP a few years ago and since then I've attended several events. Most recently, I attended Soldier Ride and it was the most fun I've had in a long time. I felt like I was back with my family after a long reunion. I cannot adequately describe the support and acceptance I felt while attending this event. The help and concern that we received from our teammates (WWP staff) was above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you to all of those who put this event on for us, including the Soldier Ride and U-haul personnel!!!!
3 people found this review helpful
WWP has made me more sociable in an isolated and lonely world. I went on a Soldier Ride and it was the best experience Ive had with my battle buddies since before my trauma. I'm so grateful for the WWP, programs and staff.