Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.86 stars   551 reviews

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.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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904-296-7350
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Reviews for Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

45 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  

7 people found this review helpful

I am 80% percent disability with P.T.S.D. Issues since 2009 from Iraq. Last Year I became Homeless with my daughter and her 3 children. I called wounded warriors because they help you get into a home and they only gave me other referrals that were out of resources. I am still homeless and hoping I can get enough from income tax for 1st last month and deposit.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Since signing up over two years ago we have yet to have a local event to participate in even after writing. Both my husband and I are disabled combat veterans. He was hit by an ied. Not only are functions non existent after requests, but request for help through VA claims would not be helped as well. I have done all the grunt work and even the birthday calls are a month late. The only thing we have received out of WWP is a free hat, water bottle and small throw.

I would look up a local outdoor veteran organization before donating here.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wounded Warrior Project has helped me in many ways. My first outing was Soldier Ride NC. Their staff showed my that even with a spinal injury i can still get out and ride a bike. The information i received at SRNC has proven invaluable. My second and third outings were deep sea fishing trips. For me fishing is an ultimate therapy because nothing matters but that fish on the line.. on the second fishing trip there was an open spot when we went to leave the dock, and even though it was an alumni only event, the staff allowed my eight year old son to join us. We all had a blast, and my son and i got some time to bond and have fun together. In Dec 2015 they sent my whole family and my mother in law to see Disney on Ice for my daughters 5th birthday. I have never seen a bigger smile on my little girls face. They call periodically to check in on myself amd my wife and kids to make sure everything is going ok. If we have any event requests we forward them on amd they do their best to get is to them. WWP has helped us grow as a family, the extensive reach of their ability and willingness to help is unbelievable. If it weren't for WWP and their help amd activities, i would most likely be homeless, hungry and divorced. THANK YOU WWP FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR MY FAMILY

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

18 people found this review helpful

I wish I could rate them less then a one star. I was facing homelessness because of a service connected disability. When I contacted them for help all they did wad send a list of other charities to call for help. They couldn't even help me expediting my claims with the VA. I wouldn't donate a dime to this charity. Social security approved my case in 90 days, that's how bad my disabilities are. I say save your money and give it to an organization that really helps.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

They deserve no stars because they help no one except themselves to all the money. The CEO gave himself a 100 million dollar

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Wounded Warrior does not deserve a raiting. I am a OIF, OEF also a wounded warrior who is 100% disabled with VA and SSDI. My rant is like all the other guys on here who are complaining about receiving emails to events that are full already. Thank You kindly for not treating me like a ass!! Look I have a lot of issues and a short life expectantsy, so I would ask please quit wasting my time by sending event information that you are never going to let me sign up for because it is always full. I would love to see somebody Audit this organization to see exactly what it is you all are doing for the disabled combat soldiers who you all have elected to be wounded warriors. I have yet received any help from you all, in fact I have delt with VA all by myself and my rep tried to take credit for this. I am sure you all are by regions and if so the Louisville Nashville region needs to have a internal audit. My name is
Marshall Howell and I am a disabled vet who does not like any organization to use soldiers like me to make there selves look better. I would ask that somebody hire up from WWP read what we are saying. It's sad WWP has our public believing that they are really doing something for us.. You all should be ashamed of yourself. I had to put at least one star because this site would not let me just continue with any rating.. Also asked me to choose my role when submitting and I could only pick client!! That's right I'm a client!!! Get the F out of here...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

First do a internal Audit, find out what soldiers are or hav been registered for events.. I would want all contact info of the Wounded Warriornd so we I mean me contact to find out if they have been to these events and if so what was there cost!! Also I would like a audit of the employees including CEO's and find out what or how many of them a free Under Armour Stuff at their homes..

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

None

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

Unlikely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

After my Army service was over, I was lost as I was trying to deal with my PTSD, pain, physical problems AND civilian life. The WWP provided me with opportunities to get out of my house and do activities with other wounded warriors. I found that when I am with the WWP and other wounded warriors, I fit in. We "get" each other without words. The WWP reps in my area have been amazing in coordinating events. I want to mention by name that Kayla, Chris and Tony are 3 extremely talented people whose sincere dedication to helping wounded warriors is more than obvious. They have coordinated so many activities. Some of these include outdoor yoga, hikes and date night dinners with other couples in the WWP. I even attended a Project Odyssey. For the past year these are the only things that got me out of my isolation at home. The WWP set up fitness programs that would run for six weeks, several days of the week. This was the most beneficial for me. I was able to work out at my own pace and within my physical limitations with full acceptance by other wounded warriors. I could not walk into a civilian fitness center, much less take part in fitness classes with the scrutiny from civilians who can do it all with ease. By meeting weekly, I got to know other wounded warriors well. I felt a commitment to them to show up. So I did - even, when on days when I was hurting, feeling down or just wanted to stay home and isolate. This is what has allowed me to move forward in my recovery. I still have a ways to go, but I am in a better place these days. I want to say thanks to the WWP and reps in my area for being there when I needed the help most.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

All interactions with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) have been well above the normal level of satisfaction, but this event took it to another level. The WWP hosted the 2015 Jacksonville, FL WWP Alumni Summit in Amelia, Island, FL and this event was a success more times over than I can say. Meting likeminded service men and women was an unexpected treat. Having participated in several events, this by far was my favorite. The level of attention to detail and planning to create this spouse friendly event was epic. My wife and I enjoyed meeting fellow armed services members and spouses, while relaxing with one another over a few days. Many things were the highlight of this trip to include an outstandingly attentive resort staff, motivational speakers, and WWP representatives. I hope this is the pinnacle of events, because this one will be hard to beat. Thanks for allowing my wife and I the opportunity to attend this event. Lastly, I enthusiastically look forward to staying connected with the many people we met this weekend.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Wounded warrior project is amazing ! I can't begin to tell all of the ways they have helped us! They saved my warriors life and my marriage! From all the mental support, activities and more we are eternally grateful for this
Organization !

 
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