Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.8 stars   444 reviews

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: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

If you like getting stuff that promotes an organization that doesn't actually support wounded veterans than this is the place for you. I have been a member for 10 years and have tons of stickers and swag but haven't actually been helped in a way that would better my life. I've tried to get support finding a job and they don't help unless you can physically meet the demands of intense physical labor jobs. Most wounded warriors can't physically do any kind of lifting. I guess if you want to go to baseball games that just advertise them and not remember who they say they serve this is then they are perfect. I wish they would actually help instead of exploit veterans for the sake of raising more money to pay ridiculous amounts to their senior staff.

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Sempertangens -- Thank you for your service to this country. We're sorry we've not been able to serve you in a way you feel meets your needs. If you could reach out to us via socialmedia@woundedwarriorproject.org we will be sure to listen and connect you with the resources we can offer to help. Take care!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can't even begin to tell everyone how WWP has changed my life and helped me overcome the obstacles I face everyday. Everyone at WWP is amazing and I'm so honored to be a part of their work. You all are angels!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a Wounded Warrior. I absolutely have loved all my experiences with the NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. They have went out of their way to help me out in every which way they could. From Morgan Williams, Amanda Becker, Luke Koval, Ron Black, Valerie Burnam, etc. I will continue to attend events with WWP. I do not leave my house for anyone or anything but them. I know when it comes to their events I am going to be safe and surrounded by people who care and love me. Thank you WWP I can never repay you for getting my life somewhat back.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have never had a bad experience with anyone from WWP. Every event and anyone who I have ever spoken to has been more than helpful on every level. Its an awesome organization fighting for a great cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Recently there have been a few one sided articles about the WWP and it's handling of funds.
I am a veteran who has attended several events that WWP organized. I can say they have been nothing short of awesome! They paid for my families hotel, meals and activities. Being able to talk to fellow vets that are experiencing the same difficulties has help me more than I could have imagined. People also say they focus on marketing to much . I say good!! without it who would know about the WWP. I have seen many other groups that are great in concept but in the end they do very little for veterans. You can't put a price on smiling when you have PTSD . The WWP makes me and my family smile!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My experiences with WWP have been nothing short of excellent. They have gone above and beyond to not only help me and my family, but they have helped out so many of my friends who are vets as well. They also do a lot of little things that most people might not think about and they have reached out to my entire family. I feel very fortunate and honored to be a part of WWP. They have helped me re-establish a life as a civilian and I will continue to be a supporter because of that.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been attending Wounded Warrior Project functions for about the past two years. Each time I attend a function, I am more and more impressed. This year I attended the Alamo city comic con. Sarah Barnett and crew really did a great job getting warriors and their families squared away in time for the activity. Fun was had by all in attendance and my son and I especially feel like family. Thanks for all you do to assist all us warriors and most importantly those we love.

Regards,
Aaron

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I returned home yesterday after spending the last 4 days with other Warriors and staff of the Wounded Warrior Project. It was a very powerful 4 days for me and the other 49 Warriors who were able to participate. My review is probably best described in the email I wrote the staff today of the Soldier Bike Ride Boston which was a tremendous opportunity and an amazing experience.

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to thank you all very much for everything over the last week. The whole experience was unlike anything I could have imagined. I went in trying to protect myself from the vast majority of people that I have encountered in the past. I think most Veteran services have very good intensions, however, are unable to follow through with most of what they fill your ears with. Obviously, the numbers are so large for places like the VA, that folks like me have absolutely no desire to jump through all the hoops. Since I separated from the military, particularly over the last few years, I have had an incredible sense of a foreshortened future. Not suicidal, however, genuinely surprised many mornings when realizing that God had granted me a stay of execution. I recently realized that many of my 1 on 1 conversations with my three children has had the subconscious intention of preparing them for life without their father. Always making sure my intentions for them are clear; letting them know that I want them to have full, happy lives; and making sure they understand that no matter what the situation, I will always love them and be with them. These realities are so very difficult to admit and even harder to put in writing.

Last night I had such a great time telling my wife/ best friend about all the great people I met over the last few days. I went into specifics about how each of you genuinely touched my heart one way or another. There were pieces of each of you that reminded me of qualities that used to be plentiful in me. I used to feel as tough and driven as Nichole, as strong and motivating as Carlos, as optimistic as Luke, as interesting and personable as Meghan and David, as caring as Amanda and Susy, and as insightful as Sully. I guess lately I remind myself more of every character in the Wizard of Oz.

I woke up this morning with the same ‘high’ with more focus and determination to make some sort of plan to reclaim some or all of those characteristics that I used to like about myself. As I used to do, I began writing down things that need to change and attempted to set some short, medium and long-term goals that are reachable. It’s been such a long time since I have let any other sun in my life other than my wife and children. You all provided that sun and lit up my world. Change can be a scary proposition and I must admit that my thoughts became a bit overwhelmed when I saw this mountain of things that need to change. I started to wonder if I had any fight left in me when I glanced over and saw the patch that Luke gave me. 'Embrace the Suck'

I will start this climb and try to muster up the courage and heart I need to reach these goals. Somehow I have allowed myself to be defined as broken beyond repair. I was so lost before this event and I am so very grateful to all of you for reminding me that I’m still alive and can still make a run at life. And yes Sully, I did practice and deliver the obvious to my wife, “You were right!” Not to beat the crap out of this metaphor, but thank you for putting me back on the Yellow Brick Road… it’s a lot shinier than I remember.

Respectfully,

Simi

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Rating: 2 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

According to CharityNavigator.org, this charity spends 57.8% of revenue on "programs and services". and 36.3% on "fundraising expenses". This is in sharp contrast to the 80% and 16% respectively as claimed in this report. Although I believe this is a this is a worthwhile project (and I am a 100% disabled veteran), they should reduce the extensive amount of expenses spent on far too lengthy TV commercials. According to recommendations cited in Money Magazine, October 2014, which says, "...stick with ones that limit their overhead to less than 20% of their budget".

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I'm a combat vet dealing with PTSD, I have to say that Wounded Warrior Project has helped me & my family with programs to deal with my PTSD. WWP is just OUTSTANDING!!! God Bless WWP & everyone that works there...

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