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Wounded Warrior Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Results: By connecting, serving, and empowering wounded warriors, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. To view the results, please visit the How We Serve page on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/how-we-serve.

Target demographics: WWP connects wounded warriors and their families to valuable resources and one another, serves them through a variety of free programs and services, and empowers them to live life on their own terms. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Direct beneficiaries per year: As of fiscal year 2016, we’ve served more than 94,000 warriors and 20,000 family members. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve.

Geographic areas served: WWP serves warriors nationwide and has office space in areas with the highest concentrations of warriors. For a full list of locations, please check the Visit Us page on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/visit-us.

Programs: Programs assist injured veterans with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, and connecting with other warriors and their communities. Thanks to generous donors, all programs and services are provided to warriors free of charge. For more detailed information, please visit the programs tab on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.

Community Stories

662 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michael B.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have attended two events with the WWP and both times we truly enjoyed ourselves can't wait until the next upcoming event. Thank you WWP.
Michael Brown

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended the WWP Alumni Odyssey and Soldier Ride Cycling in Texas. Even though my Alumni Odyssey was over a year ago, the Team Leader and some of my new friends have kept in contact. We still check on and help each other. Look, to be part of team again we must get out there and try different things. The WWP has help me to grow, improve in areas that needed it and it has but in measures so I don't drop out of site. I know that Im not in the Army anymore but the WWP has filled that void beyond my expectations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If not for the Wounded Warrior Program I would not be on the path to wholeness. The Soldier Ride specifically has got me off my bottom and active again. I never thought it would be possible with my injuries. They have been a life saver!

1 Jeremy J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attend the Solider Ride at Cape Cod this week and where do I start. The transition from my house to Boston was smooth and once I got to CapeCod the WWP staff was amazing. I must say they really do cater to us Wounded Warrior. The food was delicious and no complaints there. The Solider Ride was an event that I will never forget. I met some amazing folks and I am happy I attended that event. If you all never done the Solider Ride please put it on your to do list. God bless each and everyone of you.
V/r
JJ

1

Donor

Rating: 1

I gave 20.00 to Wounded Warriors in April. Today they took unauthorized money from my Visa which they must have kept the number, for 50.00. Do not give to this scam! I have notified the authorities.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Folks I'm not sure if this is the proper platform for this but I tell my story to anyone who will listen or read it!!!! I have two adult children with extreme mental challenges, one coupled with an extreme physical disorder!!!! My son is 33 years old and suffers with rapid fluctuating bipolar disorder!!! We suffer with him due to the emotional trauma that he inflicks upon us!! He rages every day! And I will suffice to say he is the meanest angriest person I've ever known!!!!!!! I gave my son a 30 day supply of CBD oil! And for an entire month we had a normal son!!! The CBD turned him into a puppy!!! When he spoke if he spoke at all it was in low even monotones!! And he was stating that he now liked him self!!! Sadly at the end of 30 days the monster returned when the CBD oil was gone!!!

1 Cassie E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I just attended a Couples cooking class in Chattanooga, TN. This was such an amazing experience, for the both of us. I got to see him smile again, and we had a great night out together, learning something new, and meeting other Vets. I really hope that there are more events like this soon!!

Candy B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words could never do justice to the impact Wounded Warriors has had , not only for me as a Combat Vet, but my family as well. The opportunity they have provided to connect with other Combat Vets who "get" you has brought healing and focus back into my life.

Penetekoso P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Wounded Warrior Project is allowing me to develop a new and healthy lifestyle. I am beginning to learn and develop new exciting workouts which have been vital in my journey the best physical version of me.

3 Smith N W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Week Of 6 Feb - 9 Feb I went on my 1st Soldiers Ride! I’m a warrior with 11 Screws in my body among other issues. The ride was so amazing. It help me build confidence in myself and in my Physical ability. I was able to me some outstanding warriors and WWP admin who if not for there encouragement, them believing in me and them pushing me to the max I probably would have given up. I defently would do it again

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the group who runs the Dallas area WWP. Melody, Dan, and Estaban are wonderful!! The opportunities are vast and I love that we also get to volunteer and give back to the community that supports us. I have befriended many of the veterans and their families. I have tried to tell other veterans that I know about the program and some have tried but served/disability was before 2001 so that is unfortunate. It is a great program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Soldier Ride was a great opportunity. The WWP team treated us like family. The facilities and activities were top notch and the positive impact of this event have opened my eyes to a much brighter and healthier future. Now I have a hobby that can really get me out of the house. Thank you Wounded Warrior Project!

1 JR L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I tell this story because as a homeless vet I am left out of virtually every program,
I was in Beirut in the early 80's. I was Navy doing the sitting off the coast when the U.S. Embassy was hit. There were communications that needed more help than the Marines were trained to do so I was helo'd to the main shore. I was to go to the airport and check in with Rock Company. But they landed me miles to the north. I could see it however, so hey, I'll be OK. Well, I was in Navy dungarees and no one, including the Syrian Nationalists and Hezbollah had seen this. I was "intercepted" by them and taken far north. They actually left me alone and all I could think of was movies. So, I ran. Fast. That was the worst part. Run to what? Run to who?
Beirut had the largest non nuclear blast ever to this day.
Everything was blown up.
EVERYONE knew our Marines could not lock and load.
5 days after the Marine barracks were hit, they were still looking for survivors.
If they found someone but could not get to them in time, one of our own had to do a headshot.
And yet, Beirut is a "nothing" for vets that were there.
When I say homeless, they ask Vietnam??? Oh ....Iraq or Afghanistan? No.......sorry

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

I been with this nonprofit organization for a while, and been a few date nights and other events. And my wife and had great time on each one, plus meet some great people as well. The only thing I would like Wounded Warrior Project to do is find more event's that veteran's down here in Oregon could do. Every time I get an email about things going on or to do, it's being held in Washington State. So please try hard and find us veterans down things to do, other than golf clinic.
Thank you
Ret.Army.Sgt. Nicky Colo'n

3 kimber-la

Client Served

Rating: 1

I have been in affiliation with this organization over several years. When I speak of WWP I specifically refer to the Florida chapters in Tampa and Jacksonville. WWP is based upon who you know and your status in their circle. As a caregiver I have been bullied by other women in and at events because they are "groupies". The same several people at all the same events...so to include others and attempt to emulate the mission statement went out the window right away. When I reported the bullying, I was targeted and "black listed". I no longer received the weekly emails, my warrior And I were denied participation and when we needed emergency assistance when we lost our house to the hurricane, we were provided one night in a hotel. Thank you for that because we needed it! That was it. When we needed assistance due to nonprofit fraud in another organization, they made a call to the other on our behalf. When it came time to hold the other np accountable, Wwp disappeared, not another word...couldn't stand by their own and refused to participate with authorities. No exactly "got your back". They also refused to assist (even listening or passing me off) about my ww needing emergency assistance at the Tampa VA. I had my Congressman take care of it, and he did.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

As much money As WWP takes in the events don’t show as such. 3-4 years ago I went to an event. Box seats at an NBA game, it was awesome!

Now fast forward and the majority of the events are online, or events with very little resources being used to fund them. I guess the CEO and executives have to game their millions, while the veteran programs suffer.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with the Wounded Warrior Program Soldier Ride San Antonio was truly amazing! I initially felt as though the bike ride may be too difficult on my knees. I have not taken a bike ride in 3 years. The encouragement and motivation of the staff kept my body moving forward to finish the ride. I would like to thank each and every member of the WWP who helped our team to unite and finish strong! I would also like to thank those individuals who started the Soldier Ride. It is worth every moment!
Thank you.
April Ames-Chase

1

Client Served

Rating: 3

I’ve been to two events in Albuquerque. Wish that they wouldn’t Put all their attention on just Phoenix. There’s a large veteran crowd in Albuquerque, NM and surrounding areas but the Phoenix office hardly gives us attention. They just focus on their city. You can’t really say there’s no events here because there’s plenty to do just like there and I’ve even offered my services to help run or set up events. Typically no reply though. Please don’t forget about us here in Albuquerque.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Jeremy Sedeno, I attended the soldier ride in San Antonio 2017, The experience I had on this ride was second to none. I was a combat medic in the United States Army and after being medically discharged with PTSD and lower limb issues, I was lost. Being told I wasn't fit enough to preform my job duties anymore was a hard hit reality, one that threw me into a deep depression along with my PTSD. The VA is ok although they want to just medicate me more than I like to be, I still had this yearning of being apart of something. I found WWP and I was accepted to do a soldier ride. This was the moment that helped change my life. Once again I felt as if I was apart of something I was in a new unit. The friendships and bonds that were made during that time were incredible. We all had similar stories, we all knew each others pain. We were like a family that got really close in a three day span. It may seem impossible to do but when you create a bond that's real and have something in common, it is easy to do that quick. That's what the Soldier Ride did for me and many others like me. Don't take my word for it, join a soldier ride and see 1st hand.

2 Irma Jean R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in the WWProject Odyssey in September in North Carolina with Tommy Childress as group leader. I normally don't participate in surveys or reviews but I just wanted to say that this was the most amazing time I've had in my life. I suffer with PTSD and severe depression. Participating in the trip helped me to realize that there is still beauty in the world. For those four days I was at peace and was in awe of the surroundings and all the activities we were engaged in. Now when things start to get hectic, I allow my mind to drift back to the WWP Odyssey. Wounded Warrior couldn't have picked a better person to oversee the project. Tommy Childress and Johanna served the veterans with the utmost support and sense of humors. I can't say thank you enough, Wounded Warriors!