Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.83 stars   602 reviews

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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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

53 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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1 person found this review helpful

This is the first event I went to. I was really nervous because I'm not used to interacting with people anymore, especially not face to face. But I had so much fun and the ladies made me feel good about myself and wanted to help support my business. Very positive, uplifting experience that I desperately needed

 
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After many surgeries and the final one being my neck fusion I thought that there wasnt much for me to do really until my therapist started pushing me to look into organizations that help wounded combat vets. I started to talk with the WWP Rep who was at Bethesda and they got me to sign up and eventually got me to sign up for a Soldier Ride. I was reluctant to attend the event due to my PTDS, Depression, Anger, and Anxiety along with my physical issues. Once I got there though the staff made me feel more at ease and assisted me with everything. It was an eyeopening and uplofting experience for me and I am looking forward to doing another ride in the future. Way to go WWP!!! Keep up the great work you are doing for myself and my fellow Warriors!!!

 
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I will start out by saying that in the past couple of years since my medical retirement from the army, i have not been good at trying to meet new people or even go out in public unless it is late at night or with my fiance/caregiver. My life after the army has been very tragic and hard at times, i lost my fiance/caregiver a year ago and have been alone ever since. Being alone and having PTSD and TBI is the hardest thing i have had to go through. I was honored to be invited to participate in a soldier ride with wounded warrior project in 2016, it was the best decision i have ever made to go, i met some incredible warriors and made life long friends, wounded warrior project opened the my heart and mind to begin to trust people again and to continue to participate in other events, i would encourage anyone invited to an event to go and make the best of it. THANK YOU WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.

 
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5 stars may seem excessive, given the bad press that can be easily found via a simple Internet search, but it really is warranted in this situation. Having recently returned from the Soldier Ride Pittsburgh, I can honestly say that the Soldier Ride staff go above and beyond their assigned roles/positions. Every staff member/teammate expressed their desire to make a difference in the world and each time it felt sincere. I can't say enough about the folks I have personally met, interacted with, and learned about over my short time as an Alumni in the WWP's Alumni Program!

 
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Dear Wounded Warrior Project,

I just want to say thank you to everyone that made our 2016 Chicago Soldier Ride possible. From Wounded Warrior Project, Chicago Police Departments, Chicago Fire Departments, all Volunteers, to my fellow Wounded Warriors. You all made our soldier ride an absolutely incredible experience. It was exactly what the doctor ordered. Leaving to Chicago I knew I had a very tough battle ahead of me. I've been diagnosed with a tremendous amount Traumatic Brain Injuries dating back 2005 that have been under treated since 2005. My TBI's have had a huge impact on my everyday life. I have to deal with so many complications on a daily bases from migraine headaches, loss of vision, loss of memory, and being a totally different person all together. I'm also open to Alzheimer, Dementia, Parkinson, and other brain diseases. Three days after I returned from the soldier ride I started my 3 month long jump start of treatment. In hopes of prolonging these diseases and hopefully an improvement in my everyday life. Thanks to you all I'm charging this battle with a recharged battery, I'm carrying a huge amount of positive momentum with me from my Chicago trip! Lately I haven't had the luxury of picking and choosing the memories I stay with. But I hope and pray that the memories I made with all of you in Chicago stay with me forever. Again thank you and God Bless!


Sincerely,
Richard Diaz

 
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Wounded Warrior Project has truly been a blessing in my life! I have been enrolled with WWP for 6 months and in these few months WWP has made a huge impact in my life. When I was directed to WWP I was unemployed and suffering from P.T.S.D. With not to many options for employment due to my many disabilities, Linda Cubero got started right away. Linda not only helped me find an awesome flexible job. She also assisted me in preparing a resume that blew me away, practice moc interviews , and even donated a business suit for my interviews. Recently I decided to take on a second part time job with no hesitation Linda got cracking again! I will be starting my second job next week! WWP didn't stop there I have been able to take my family to numerous events with the help of Valerie Burnham. Bringing my morale up . At these events other wounded warriors were present and it just feels goo to know I'm not alone fellow warriors are near by. I've also taken advantage of some physical & wellness opportunities offered to me. With Jesse Pipper's help I've lost over 15 pounds and during the holiday season alone, I cut more than 3% body fat. Jesse has reintroduced the importance of my physical and well-being. I have also been given the chance to help my community with the "Let's Build Some Fun" program. Which I helped Valerie and other wounded warriors build a playground for a children academy in need. That was an uplifting experience to help children in need not more than a few streets from where I grew up. I'm excited to see what my future will bring with WWP. For many years I felt alone and out of place. Now I'm proud to say I am not alone! I will soon start peer support with other wounded warriors and hope to join a Soldier Ride very soon. Thank you for your help, time, and compassion Wounded Warrior Project.

Richard
101st Airborne

 
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I am so very grateful to the Wounded Warrior Project for all that they did for the Soldier Ride - Chicago 2016. It gives an outlet for like minded people to come together and form bonds, camaraderie and life long friendships. Most participants are stepping out of their comfort zone and it takes a lot of courage for them to show up. The Wounded Warrior Project provides a space of neutral ground for us and I am so appreciative to have been approved, for their hospitality and all that is involved. This kind of event is a huge undertaking and I know there are many details behind the scenes, that we are not aware of. I personally was able to try something brand new, push myself and to receive encouragement. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and an experience that I will cherish forever!!!

 
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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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I just got back from Soldier Ride in Birmingham, Alabama! It was the most amazing experience of my life! The support, and encouragement of all the WWP staff and my fellow warriors has helped to propel me to the next chapter of my life! WWP is amazing and their loyalty to wounded veterans is outstanding! Thank you WWP!

 
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During my evacuation from Afghanistan after being wounded in combat, a gentleman from WWP handed me an Under Armour duffel with the WWP logo on it. Inside were shorts, T shirts, and toiletries. That doesn't sound like much, but after being in a hospital gown for three days, shorts were a huge morale boost. Every day at Walter Reed, a WWP Volunteer stopped by to see if my wife or I needed anything. One Sunday a volunteer brought me a McDonald's milkshake and sat and spoke with me for ten minutes. Again, that doesn't sound like much, but after weeks in a hospital, it was huge and appreciated. WWP has continued to support both my wife and me since my injury. Of the 42,000 Veteran Service Organizations, they've done far more for me than any of the others or the VA and Army combined.

 
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I just want to take some time and thank Norma Gallegoz from the WWP office in San Antonio, TX for helping my wife and myself when we needed some assistant. Her professionalism and down to earth attitude made our visit helpful and comfortable. She's a great asset to the WWP Program. The staff was also friendly with us and also helped us with the questions that we had. Thanks Norma and the staff to the WWP.

 
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