Wounded Warrior Project
Rating: 3.82 stars 594 594 reviews 27,559
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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51 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.
I just got back from Soldier Ride in Birmingham, Alabama! It was the most amazing experience of my life! The support, and encouragement of all the WWP staff and my fellow warriors has helped to propel me to the next chapter of my life! WWP is amazing and their loyalty to wounded veterans is outstanding! Thank you WWP!
During my evacuation from Afghanistan after being wounded in combat, a gentleman from WWP handed me an Under Armour duffel with the WWP logo on it. Inside were shorts, T shirts, and toiletries. That doesn't sound like much, but after being in a hospital gown for three days, shorts were a huge morale boost. Every day at Walter Reed, a WWP Volunteer stopped by to see if my wife or I needed anything. One Sunday a volunteer brought me a McDonald's milkshake and sat and spoke with me for ten minutes. Again, that doesn't sound like much, but after weeks in a hospital, it was huge and appreciated. WWP has continued to support both my wife and me since my injury. Of the 42,000 Veteran Service Organizations, they've done far more for me than any of the others or the VA and Army combined.
I just want to take some time and thank Norma Gallegoz from the WWP office in San Antonio, TX for helping my wife and myself when we needed some assistant. Her professionalism and down to earth attitude made our visit helpful and comfortable. She's a great asset to the WWP Program. The staff was also friendly with us and also helped us with the questions that we had. Thanks Norma and the staff to the WWP.
The Wounded Warrior Project has been a great benefit to both me and my family. They have stepped in to help out when we went through financial times, have given me opportunities to meet up with other warriors and their families but most of all their Warriors to Work program was most beneficial. My Warriors to Work case manager Rick McKenna was there to answer any and all questions I had, helped me with my resume as well as job searching. In the end, after nearly 18 months I was able to successfully obtain a job in my career field. I couldn't have asked for a better organization and a better case manager as I was finishing school and job searching.
Amazing organization that truly has continued to help me and my kids in every aspect of it. It's been amazing experiences, knowledge and growth for me with wounded warrior so thank you for truly standing behind us vets and all your support
2 people found this review helpful
They have done nothing for me, I am disabled veteran with monthly low income from service connection, that being said they offer no travel to do anything you have to pay out of pocket , for me that is impossible because bills come first. I thought they would get me out of the house and get me to enjoy life again but they think Chicago is the only town in Illinois so if your not around Chicago get get to do nothing ... they are thieves period even when u put in to do something they still put u through a process where they can tell you no... where does all the money go where certainly not to me a so called alumni
1 person found this review helpful
With all of the bad news about Wounded Warriors lately, I'd like to take a minute to say that they have helped me in my absolute worst of times. I live in the Chicago area and as a last ditch effort to find a job, I asked for help through the warriors to work program. The staff at Chicago was amazing. The boss there, Tim, helped me with my resume and talked to me for over an hour about interviewing. He walked me through the different job websites and even made a few calls to companies that were hiring. Within a week I had three interviews and within two weeks I had a job. The rest of the staff in the office was so helpful as well and they obviously love what they do and are great at it. I even started working with Sam to get healthier. If the Chicago office is any indication, Wounded Warrior Project is headed in the right direction.
1 person found this review helpful
During a Veterans Conference at the University that I was attending after getting out of the service I met Rick McKenna, a Warriors to Work Specialist. Rick encouraged me to become a member of the Wounded Warrior Project alumni. I hesitated at first, but the minute I joined I felt the support and dedication of this organization. Rick was able to guide me with resume writing and showed me opportunities on reaching out to potential employers. It may not seem like a lot, but each one of us needs different support. That was the kind of support I needed to get my confidence back after being medically discharged. The Wounded Warrior Project constantly gives me opportunities to connect with other alumni members through sponsored events. I am a proud Alumni!
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2 people found this review helpful
Despite the recent events surrounding administration of the organization, my experiences with the Warriors To Work program have been outstanding! The regional office I am supported under (Chicago) did not have a program specialist, therefore they matched me with a specialist out of the Kansas office. Their support and ability to shoot straight through the HR system gave me the insight I needed to land the job I wanted, not the job I had to take. The consistent follow-through was unparalleled and appreciated. All in all - the best employment transition support I have received since being medically retired from service. The specialist (Rick McKenna) cares about getting us where we want to be and works his tail off to help make the connections needed to get us the opportunities.