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Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.88 stars   490 reviews 9,968

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services, Veterans

Address:

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.

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904-296-7350
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

19 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: 1 stars  

I have left my card on a WWP van about three times this year, to do free lecensed Electrical Work for anybody they are helping. I have never gotten a call back. Gotta wonder.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wounded Warrior Project has been with me since the beginning of my treatment process. They were there for me when I landed in Germany on my way from Afghanistan to Ft. Sill where I would receive treatment. When I was in Germany, they made sure that I was properly clothed since I was coming from a much warmer climate. Their service to me did not stop there. They helped in my and many other's healing process while at Ft. Sill Warrior Transition Unit where I and my fellow soldiers received treatment for our injuries. They supplied bicycles for us to find alternate means of fitness. For me, this helped relieve a lot of stress and helped me feel better about leaving my unit in Afghanistan. I was able to help my fellow soldiers find joy in cycling and this allowed me to feel better about leaving my unit behind.
While at the Warrior Transition Unit and after getting out, the Wounded Warrior Project has been a great help by maintaining contact with me consistently. They periodically will send me on trips with other Warriors to show me new and exciting ways to enjoy the sport of bicycling. Right, now they are helping me with my disibility claim with the VA. I can not say enough about this organization that has touched my life and my heart. It is always nice to know that with the number of veterans that they serve, they never make me feel forgotten or like another number to them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My loved one is a combat disabled veteran. When we attended an event at the Tampa FL WWP Office, the WWP Alumni Manager ordered us to leave because this Manager felt my loved one's medical aid will disrupt the event. The Manager via email threatened to contact other organizations about this incident. We felt stressed at these bullying tactics. So we contacted WWP Board of Directors and CEO regarding this awful, degrading experience and disturbing emails from their WWP Manager. We provided these emails to WWP's Headquarters. Afterwards, WWP sent us a small gift to settle this big matter.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Cincinnati, Ohio was amazing. Not only did it challenge me physically. WWP provided the opportunity for me to meet other wounded service members and help work through some of my issues. It allowed me to feel part of a team. David M was amazing and ensured ALL of the needs were met of ALL the Warriors. The Staff on the Cincinnati Ride showed concern, compassion, and dedication. I am thankful and honored to be able to participate in this and other WWP events. If you are thinking about donating to an organization and want more information please go to their website woundedwarriorproject.org
From personal experience I can tell you that the funds provide opportunities that are not otherwise there for OUR Nations Wounded Warriors for all over and ALL branches of service. Thank you WWP Soldier Ride Cincinnati.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Have you recently separated and are trying to go through the VA process? If so, don't look any further than WWP. Words cannot possibly project my appreciation for the efforts at WWP. After numerous attempts to contact the VA following my retirement, I became extremely frustrated. They never answered, never returned phone calls or emails! I ran into a Marine that works at my current company. He stated that he had used WWP and provided me their contact info. I reached out to WWP and came into contact with Mr. Fluitt who walked me through the entire process. It was so painless and he always was quick to answer any questions I had throughout the several months. I sent all my paperwork, med records, etc.. to him and he took care of it and kept me updated along the way. Received my rating, mo. amount, and retroactive check. The process to receive my rating from the time I contacted WWP was about 8 months and I received my retroactive check at about the 10 month mark. Don't think about contacting WWP if you are in my situation, just do it!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I served 9 tours, injured on my last vacation in Afghanistan, medically retired after I was deemed no longer deplorable. I gave half my life to serving and the vacuum I felt once I was out really was obvious. I withdrew further and started to focus on all the things I never had time for or was too busy to deal with. Someone encouraged me to look into WWP and it took me a year before I was comfortable wearing that label.

The things you lose when you get out are identity, sense of purpose and being part of a team. WWP helps me feel these things I lost. It's not just a 'freebie' program, they help me with my resume, lifestyle program, educational programs, they help my wife getting her resources and help me with having people willing to talk to me any time day or night.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I served on three combat deployments and have depression/PTSD. The Wounded Warrior Project has helped me to learn to socialize again. It has also helped me to get exercising. I strongly recommend the WWP to other injured active duty or vets.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I seriously cannot thank the Wound Warrior Project enough for all of their assistance, support and financial help. This year seemed to have given me some bumps in the road. I'm a woman Navy Veteran and a single house owner. I have been trying to make ends meet since leaving the military in 2007. Because of the WWP, I now have proper working plumbing. Also, my car died and the cost of the repairs (on a car I'm still paying for) were extremely beyond my budget. This could have been a hardship that would've been very challenging to deal with but again, the WWP came to my rescue. To add to my blessings, I am now about to participate with a WWP-Female Alumni Summit in Austin, TX. I have never been given such a wonderful opportunity to better myself and to have a mini-vacation. A huge part of this is the Minnesota Alumni Chairman, Louis Goldstein. He has always been there for me and never hesitates to reach out to see what he and the WWP can do. I have tears of joy just thinking about how truly wonderful everyone has been to me. I want to say THANK YOU to all involved and I appreciate what you do, not only for me, but all veterans! ~Jaimie Bahl, Minnesota

 
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Catherine,

Words cannot express how truly thankful I am to you and the WWP for conducting this event for us. As stated, because I'm single without children, I haven't felt comfortable to show up to past events, although I was pretty busy with my volunteer responsibilities too. When the notice came out for Merry Monday, I almost hestitated because we all know it's hard to care for ourselves and especailly when the service is free!! I'm so truly thankful and glad for all involved because it was more than just a day to de-stress. I was able to hear stories of others struggles and setbacks. I witnessed notes being taken to find more assistance and business cards being exhanged so others can stay in touch and make sure they don't leave anyone behind. I'm on a tight budget and would not be able to afford these services for a long time. The camaraderie that was shared has turned into lifelong bonds. At one point, I remember hearing a spouse tell their story and I thought to myself "Why am I even here, others have it worse." However, I had a purpose and didn't know it. My stylist is dating a Navy Veteran and we were able to talk and help her with some claims information. I'm still taken aback to those who would donate their time and energy to help others feel better about themselves. That says a lot about them & it gives so much happiness to this time of year! I felt bad that I couldn't even afford to tip them but I hope they receive good karma in return!


Again, my deepest gratitude to you, the WWP & Simonson's Spa in Plymouth!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Wounded Warrior Project is an excellent program for injured veterans to network and reduce combat stress. I was amazed how the activities were organized and plan out to incorporate teamwork from each member.

 
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