Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.81 stars   449 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: 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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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What is there to say that probably hasn't already been said about this wonderful organization? I don't like to be redundant, so, I won't be. I will say this, Thank you WWP for your awesome staff, volunteers, programs, and assistance you have provided me with since making me an alumni. Y'all are great!!!

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The Wounded Warrior Project held my hand during some of the worst periods of my life. They assisted and advised me throughout my medical boards and VA ratings... they have Honored me and Empowered me. They got me to understand that even though I would never again be the person I was... that I still had value and worth, all the while the Army was treating like a Dx'ed piece of equipment. They are reason I am still alive... 1LT Mitch Nihart; US Army Special Forces (Retired)

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My husband is a 40 year retired 100% disabled VET. We found the Wounded Warrior Project and it is amazing! Through their efforts it has allowed him to interact with other VETS and to be able to attend several events with his fellow VETS that we would not have been able to do so otherwise.

The staff is knowledgeable, professional, caring and compassionate. They have such great hearts for these Warriors- and it shows.

I want to THANK the WWP group we work with in Virginia- as we are closer to them then the NC group in Fayetteville. And they have worked hard to include us in those activities as well. The lunches- dinners- an afternoon of speaker who have such great information that they shared with all- our dinner trip on the Spirit of Norfolk and last weekend a Caregiver Spa day- wonderful.

THANK YOU one and all
Alice Arnold and DW Huggins

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I would like to thank all the WWP staff for making this event a wonderful experience. The NY Summit event provided a lot of useful information and help that WWP provide for veterans. I had a great time at all the events that was provided to us. I am very thankful and blessed to be a part of the WWP organization that really care for me and other veterans thank you.

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I want to thank the entire staff that hosted the NY Summit; The information provided was very helpful and the Staff was very professional and took their time to answer all questions; I hope I get invited next year!

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