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  

2 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization for comradery among vets n soldiers especially those of us with "Battle Scars" we attend events that bring up our self esteem and quiets those demons of war..
Lots and lots of resources and information we need to get help and the benefits we deserve.. I highly recommend WWP to other OIF and OEF Veterans.

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Rating: 1 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

In the fiscal year ending 9/2013, WWP took in almost $235 million. Of that, it spent only $91 million on its programs - that is, on wounded warriors. It spent $57.7 million on fundraising, with of course a decent chunk of that going to the fundraising companies. Another $9 million went for administrative expenses. Its executive director scooped up $375,000 (including a 50% bonus) and the next top 10 execs made between $160K and $360K - again with bonuses greater than the annual incomes of many of the wounded warriors they claim to be helping. All told, of that $235 million, WWP spent $158 million. Do the math - $77 million left over! I don't doubt the organization does some good work, but with that kind of income it should be doing a lot more. I'm both saddened and hopeful for the wounded warriors I see in WWP's heart-tugging ads, and sickened by the knowledge that too many people are riding to riches on their backs. This kind of self-dealing is all too common in charities today - since when did it become normal for the CEO of a charity to make hundreds of thousands or even a million bucks a year? The pay scales are just another example of the infiltration of the Wall Street mentality into American charities (and hospitals, and universities, ad nauseam). For those at the top, charity work is not about charity but a lucrative career path. Shameful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Curtis Fluitt and the Wounded Worrior Project has been then most amazing help to me. I had a claim that was messed up in the system for over two years and the hard work and dedication Curtis put in had it finalized in a matter of months. Once again VA messed up the claim so I called back and he was willing to help again and have the final issues resolved within a month of me calling. Great work ethics and dedication to veterans who have sacrificed so much. I would recommend and have recommended several of my fellow vets to use them! 5 stars without hesitation for me!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Please, please, do something do something in or near Roanoke Va.
My wife has been looking after me for a long time and she deserves a retreat.
I unfortunately can't afford to give it to her. My health is failing pretty fast, can WWP please help.
Lewis Campbell
540-278-3696

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I haven't been able to attend an event yet but have been able to interact with other WWP Alumni. I tried to get out and get into more things so I could be more comfortable being a wounded warrior and Disabled American Veteran. Through the WWP I understood that I don't have to be so guarded about my military history or injuries and that the injuries don't have to be hidden. This has allowed me to join the local DAV and be more supportive of other WWP Alumni and become a leader who wants to help other veterans and current military members. I have even become the Iowa state coordinator for the National Freedom Ride. Any WWP Alumni who wish to attend can join the ride on the 16th of May and can see the event on facebook by placing this in the address bar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601251946754996 I hope to see as many WWP Members as possible and if any come up and let me know they heard about the ride through the WWP they will not have to pay the entry fee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Spent my entire adult life serving my country. Medically discharged and left feeling hopeless and with no interest in anything. Depressed and unable to care about anything. I attended a Project Odyssey event in Breckenridge Colorado. I haven't had that good of a time in many years. The staff are top notch and the facility and events are AMAZING. I salute you WWP. You are a class act. Thank you for everything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wounded Warrior Project has been an immense help to this retired vet. My VSO Shawn Poston was my ONLY contact throughout my VA disability claim process that took the VA over 15 months to come to a decision. Not one time did the VA contact me during that 15 months to let me know what was going on with my claim; however, Shawn sent me an email nearly every month, in addition he enrolled me into the WWP Alumni program, they provided me with assistance in resume writing, job fairs, clothing allowances once I got my new job to help me purchase business attire. Bottom Line, the entire team at the WWP Nashville office, specifically Shawn Poston, were instrumental in helping me make the transition from 28 years of military service with four combat tours to civilian life. WWP has gotten some grief in the press about their overhead costs and how much of donated dollars actually go to a vet....well, all I can tell you is, the proof is in their effectiveness. They have offices in every major city, which means they have to employee a large number of people, pay rent, etc... this costs money...but these people provide direct assistance to the vets, from counseling to acting as a VSO to training. I received a 90% disability rating from the VA, yes I am broke, but had I not had Shawn there to guide me through the process, I probably would not have claimed injuries I should have or gotten a lesser rating....even when I got my rating the VA said they were not counting me as married, even though my wife and I have been married for 26 years, all of which I was in the Army....Shawn immediately called the VA on my behalf showed them that they had made a mistake and they revised my claim on the spot, this means real additional dollars in compensation....I could go on and on....bottom line, WWP is an amazing organization, wholly focused on supporting veterans, and you can't find a better place to work with as a vet or send money as a donor. WWP gets the job done!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT CHANGED MY LIFE. LITERALLY. I'M 47 YEARS OLD, AND WAS SENT TO IRAQ IN 2004. SINCE I'VE RETURNED FROM IRAQ, WITH INJURIES, I WAS SITTING AROUND DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL. NOTHING SEEMED LIKE IT WAS GOING WELL FOR ME. EVERYTHING, LIFE, JUST SEEMED SO MISERABLE AND UNHAPPY FOR ME. I AM IN CONSTANT PAIN, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, AND THAT REALLY TAKES A TOLL ON ME. I LOOKED INTO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. THEY TURNED OUT TO BE THE NICEST, KINDEST, MOST CARING PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE. FROM A CHARITY POINT-OF-VIEW, I CAN PERSONALLY ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY ON THE VETERAN. SERIOUS. I HAVE VIEWED THEIR CHARITABLE ACTIONS FIRST-HAND, AND HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF BEING A RECIPIENT. THEY REALLY DO SPEND THEIR MONEY ON THE VETERAN. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DONATE TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, THE MONEY REALLY DOES GO TO THE VETERAN. I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH. THEY TURNED ME AROUND FROM A DEPRESSED, SUICIDAL LUMP OF CRAP, AND HELPED ME BUILD MY LIFE BACK UP. THEY HAVE DONE MORE FOR ME THAN ANYONE EVER HAS. I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN HAPPY SINCE I MET THEM, SOMETHING I WASN'T FOR 9 YEARS. THEY ARE THE REAL-DEAL. HOOAH.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have had nothing but great experiences with the wounded warrior project. From the friendly and awesome staff at the local office to the family events, and the different physical abd wellness things I have participated in.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I'm 100% disabled VET. In (ALASKA) and my wife and I because of kind people and their donation were able to spend a weekend at Chena Hot Springs in ALASKA with WWP ,it was educational and exciteing.This was the first time in almost 10 years my wife and I were able to spend that type of quality time together and with people that deal with the same issues we deal with on a daily Bases. Also like to make a special shout out to Jason, Sean and Brooksi thank each one of you for the information.and also special shout out to all those people who donate to (WW P ) I want to let you know it does make a difference.Thanks agin The Shepherd Family

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