Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.83 stars   460 reviews 49,785

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

13 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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As a caregiver I often see the struggles between my son and husband. The opportunities that WWP has given us to go on family outing with other veteran families in similar situations has shown our young son that he isn't alone. There are other children with mom's and dad's that have similar problems like his own Dad. WWP has given us a a venue where my husband can feel safe and where other veterans have his 6, it's also a place where as a family we can enjoy ourselves and I can see my boys bond. I can watch them smile, laugh, and watch the light come back. WWP has been there for us from helping with our VA claims, benefits, to outings. We couldn't be more thankful.

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I am an "Alumni" with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and have used a few of their services over the last year or so. Everyone I've come in contact with has been very helpful and professional. I've also talked to several others who have used the same and additional services and they have given great feedback also. There are numerous programs that WWP directly administers and many, many more they do via/in conjunction with other non-profits in the local area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This has changed my life! WWP has connected me with people, helped my husband with benefits, provided my child with events with other kids where she's not the weird kid with the ill parent, and substantially improved my quality of life. They are the best nonprofit I've ever had the chance to work with, and I hope their great work can continue for many, many years.

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Wounded Warrior Project has had a great impact in our lives. As a dual military family we have gone through many things and WWP has given us that chance to start over get up and inspiration to go out and want to make a difference. Thank you WWP for all you do.

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I can speak first hand of the efforts of WWP and how they have help to transform my life for the better. After I was evacuated from Baghdad Iraq in 2004 I came home to a new world, an new me. Although I have all of my fingers and toes I knew I was not right. From 2004 to 2014 I battled PTSD on my own. I separated myself from events , and lost contact with others who went through the same thing as me. I never talked about my PTSD because I knew "They would not understand".

2014 my wife told me that she signed me up for WWP. I told her I am not a wounded warrior...boy was I wrong!! Long story short, In February of 2015 I attended an Odyssey Trip along with 14 other vets. We spent a week in Niagara NY, where we were not only challenged Physically but mentally. The best take away from this event was that we all walked away knowing we are not alone! We made new friends for life (With who we have meet on different occasions, and have called each other just to check in). Since this event I have been more active. I am reconnecting with my wife and kids and our live in general has gotten so much better. I owe all of this to WWP!!

If you are a warrior reach out to WWP. I'm telling you that they can change your life for the better!!! If you are on the fence about donating Please know that you're donation will be put to amazing use!!!
Thank you
Eric Mizner
OIF Vet 03/04

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best of the program out there . Love it . Glad that they are working hard to make a life changing programs for troops . I can't thank them enough . They deserve all the support and recognition out there .

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7 people found this review helpful

I wish more Wounded Warrior donors or people affected by their massive TV advertising would read their IRS 990 tax forms filed by their own accountants. WWP is a fund raising vehicle more than anything else. It does give many small grants to real vets groups to cover its tracks but it spends so much on celebrity advertising and all the latest technical ways of fund raising that these expenses dwarf what it gives away. The guys in Jacksonville, FL making $300,000 salaries are pre-occupied with MORE....more money. Read the list of consulting firms they use for fund raising; read the figures for products they give away--those WWP logo blankets for $19/month donors are carried as program expenses. James Gandolfini died long ago and they are using his WWP ads to pull in money from a beloved actor's image. Trace Atkins knows better: he was a Celebrity Apprentice to Donald Trump!!. Bruce Willis probably has never read a nonprofit tax return but wouldn't like what's in WWP's. A suggestion to Nardizzi, their leader---better to say you function like United Way but for Vet's organizations and not pretend you are doing direct services to Vets. Our Vets deserve better!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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My experience with wounded warrior project is a wonderful project for veterans. There are great activities that people dedicated take the time to help military people and give us a great to shows, fishing trips, dinners, movies, and many ways to connect with others veterans from around the world. Be a part of the wounded warrior project you can save another soldier life by being part of a team.

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