Mission: Wounded Warriors Family Support provides support to families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways, some financially, some psychologically.
Results: We were able to contribute all proceeds from our 2012 High Five Tour to a Smart Home for Operation Tyler Huffman. Currently we are developing a respite care program.
Target demographics: Qualified military families are those in which a parent, while serving in our armed forces, was injured, wounded, or killed during combat operations as defined by the DOD.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 200 families per year receive services.
Geographic areas served: Families from all fifty states are served.
Programs: Retreat Centers
Partnerships with other organizations to help build Smart Homes
My name is Kacy, I am the wife of a disabled veteran, who served in the Marine Corps. My husband did two tours in Iraq. He suffers with PTSD and has a Purple Heart. I am a mom of four girls and pregnant with a boy. Wendy Tatro from the WWFS, got in contact with me and invited me to lunch. I met with her and another wife of a disabled veteran. It was really great to go and meet this ladies. One, I never get out and do anything for just me. Two, it was nice to be around people that knew what I was going through. 3, WWFS treated us to getting our nails done. I haven't had my nails done in so long (years). It was nice to not feel overwhelmed and be able to just relax. WWFS helps me feel free of the everyday stress just through a lunch date and conversation. I am thankful for that alone. I do not have close friends, and often feel isolated. I often feel that people don't understand just how bad, war, has affected of lives. WWFS without judgment, understands and is there to listen when you need to vent. Thank you WWFS and thank you Wendy Tatro.