Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 6516 Dolphin Cove Dr Apollo Beach FL 33572 USA

Mission: The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc. (WWIA) serves our Nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.
Results: To date we have assisted tons of Wounded Warriors in their path to healing. There is no way to quantitatively measure those results, but qualitative results can be seen on our website under "testimonials" where Heroes and American Sportsmen share their stories on what being a part of a WWIA event meant to them.
Target demographics: Combat Wounded Purple Heart Veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 Purple Heart Recipients reconnect with themselves and others
Programs: World Class Outdoor Sporting Events in small groups with peer to peer interaction/support and by connecting these Heroes to the communities who support them
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EIN 26-0718304
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A 4 day all expense paid trip to a hunting camp 20 miles from Phillips, Wisconsin in late October. Camp Hackett provided 400+ private acres and a chance to harvest a trophy whitetail. This is what was made available to me through the WWIA. My buddy Robin and I arrived at camp mid morning on Thursday and were immediately greeted by John, Jake, and Matt. John said unload your kit, hit the qualification stand (have to qualify with your equipment prior to the hunt), and we'll get you out onto a stand. I couldn't believe it, they understood exactly why I had signed up for this event... to HUNT. About that time it began to snow/rain. Most guys I know would have headed for shelter. John and his crew were eager for me to get on the stand though. They assisted me through the preliminaries and an hour later I was on the stand, I told Robin, "This is my kind of people". After a day on the deer stand we came back to camp with hot chow and warm bunks waiting. No pressure here you went out to the stand when you wanted and returned when you wanted, "Just enjoy the woods", John said. No media in our faces or people with a lot of questions, just hunting and comraderie. Stories were told and new ones made. God has provided the setting, John and his staff have chosen to use it to help heal. I thank God for WWIA and WWIA for the opportunity it provided.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Camp Hackett, WI

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

Keep up the good fight

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet search

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Helps me to understand that I am not the only experiencing problems due to my wounds

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I recently attended the Gator Hunt in Palm Bay, FL and had a great time. WWIA took care of everything in advance and kept me informed about all of it. It was a simple process, thanks to them, to get to the hunt, check in, and get reimbursed for ALL my related expenses. I wound up catching an almost 10' gator and now have plenty of meat for my family & friends to enjoy. i was able to keep the hide and will make something from it & WWIA is taking care of the skull mount for FREE!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Palm Bay, Florida on the gator hunt with the Brevard County Airboat Assoc and many local veteran organizations.

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

Get them more money so that more wounded vets could enjoy the great trips/therapy that they provided me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My name is Kevin Johnson. I recently enjoyed an alligator hunt courtesy of the WWIA. Let me tell you, these guys pull out all of the stops. From making travel arrangements to throwing the best experience I have had as a hunter.

I left my hunt with a 9 foot gator, alot of meat and some awesome stories to tell my kids. Not to mention all of the new friends I made along the way.

I would especially like to thank Col. John McDaniel and Duanne Wallace for making my hunting experience so great. Thank you to the Brevard County Air Boat Association for the rides, and the guides who helped me to bag a huge gator.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my mental and physical healing form wounds sustained in combat.

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

None. These guys are on top of it.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To get out of the house and experience more of the outdoors

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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