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Wounded Warriors Family Support

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Nonprofit Overview

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

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: more than 450 families through our programs.

Geographic areas served: all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Programs: Family retreats, Respite Care, Mobility-Equipped vehicles, job training, and assistance with unmet needs.

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded warrior family support provided my family with a condo and tickets to several Orlando area parks. We had an amazing time! Our accommodations were very nice. Our family could never have afforded this trip, but it couldn’t have come at a better time!

2 Andria M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband Ed and I are caregivers for our Hero Gabe. He is a medically retired Marine. I was introduced to WWFS through a friend. When I contacted Wendy, she was like a long lost friend. She immediately got me a list of resources we needed at the time and then asked, "are YOU get everything YOU need?" Truly, I hadn't thought much about my needs, only that of our Marine! Wendy shared about the Caregiver retreats, especially those for parents. Hubby and I were blessed to be one of three couples on the very first "Couples (parent) Caregiver Retreat" in Pierre, SD. Wendy and Erin organized such an awesome weekend for us. We typically don't get away together. This weekend at the Ranch Ministries was so much more than a "few days away". All our needs were taken care of, we we pampered and spoiled for sure! I am sharing with all our family and friends exactly what this group can and does for our Wounded Warriors and their families, in hopes that they will offer help and donations to all for all the programs this group offers to continue. We made some great friends this past weekend and renewed our commitment to each other and the care of our son. Thanks again to Wendy and Erin, and to Erin's husband Ken who took care of "the boys"(husband). Only other Hero families can understand our daily routines and struggles. WWFS knows and truly cares!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I initially heard about Wounded Warriors Family Support from fellow caregiver friends who have used their services for sitter care. While we’ve never used that service, we were able to have them help us with part of a dental bill for me. I am beyond grateful they helped me during a big time of need. Thank you WWFS!! Maria

3 Elizabeth Lindsey Powars B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to express my extreme gratitude and appreciation for WWFS!!! My husband had incurred multiple hospital/ER bills and transport fees. We had one about to go into collections & they took care of it!!! I cannot thank you enough for listening, caring and relieving this financial burden!

3 Lissa K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is beyond amazing. My husband got blown up in 2010 and had it not been for this organization, we would have had to pay $1000s in babysitting cost for doctors appts for myself and my husband. I’m am forever grateful for the donors. Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is a 100% disabled veteran who got injured while serving in Afghanistan. WWFS financially helped us twice covering dental bills for my son and myself. I can’t thank them enough! Heather is absolutely wonderful ❤️

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is wonderful. They gave my family an opportunity to go on a vacation. More so, they gave our family an opportunity to reconnect in a wholesome and stress free environment. Being a wounded veteran often takes away from not only the soldier, but from the family. This organization did everything within their power and limits to provide us with a much needed reason to rediscover ourselves as a family. Support this organizations cause, it is well worth it and what they offer is life changing to other wounded military.

2 Chassie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WWFS is an amazing organization! They have helped us with child care expenses multiple times over the past several years while my husband and I have been traveling for his continued medical care due to injuries over seas. Recently they helped us with child care so we could attend a marriage retreat that was such a blessing to us both! They have also provided us with a family vacation that was incredible for us and our 4 kids! We cannot thank this organization enough for everything they do for us and other wounded warrior families like us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a spouse of a recently retired SOF medic with 3 young busy children. I had the opportunity to attend an amazing retreat to relax, decompress and take some time for myself (which never happens). With the help of the Wounded Warriors Family Support, I was able to travel STRESS-FREE knowing I would have the help of our babysitters without a financial strain. I am so grateful for this organization and the help they have provided.

2 Kayla R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

WWFS is such an amazing organization. More than once they have stepped in and helped in a time of need. It can be hard to ask for help but they make it easy and comfortable and they are great about checking in regularly to make sure we are doing well. We can not explain how grateful we are to be a part of this generous and passionate organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The absolute best organization out there. SO helpful and always checking in to see how things are going. Staff is friendly and genuinely caring.

1 Liz Teckemeyer C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is a hidden gem that does amazing and needed work for our active and veteran military families. The most often question I get from patriots who want to thank military families is “what can I do?” You can give to this organization because I can promise you that the money is given directly to a military family for things they need but would never ask for like help with an emergency dental bill for a child or help with meals during an illness. Please think about giving this this amazing organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We received a free vacation from Wounded Warriors Family Support. As a family of four, whose soldier was almost always away, it was fantastic to get to reconnect. The condo was clean and had a pool, hammocks, volleyball, among other things. Short drive to Universal Studios where we got to spend two days. Another day at a water park and a fourth day at Sea World. We also managed to get down to Coco Beach. It was a trip we will never forget.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Wounded Warriors Family Support program is invaluable. They went above and beyond in order to assist our family and provide us the comfort and support we needed to heal and reconnect. We're amazed by the friendliness and caring generosity of all those within the organization we encountered. Thanks so much for all that you do for us and for others in need!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Dave M. and I proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry for 20 years. My wife is my full-time legal VA caregiver for my combat-related injuries. This past year my wife could no longer take care of me and our 2 young children when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Wendy and WWFS stepped up to the plate and let us know that we NEVER WALK ALONE! I can't thank Wendy and the organization enough for what they have provided for my family. Meals on wheels during my wife's radiation therapy, merry maids to help clean the house when we could not and they also helped my mother-in-law travel to help with respite care. We are forever grateful for such an amazing group of patriots that continue to sacrifice and give back to all veterans alike. My wife's recovery is going great thanks to the Wounded Warrior's Family Support organization. God bless you all!

3 Angie M.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you WWFS for helping us during my difficult pregnancy! The extra help with cleaning services took pressure and stress off our family! Now we are enjoying our new
Addition!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Family Support has been so helpful to our family! Throughout the extended recovery and rehabilitation period, their staff has been an integral source of support and assistance in making sure our families needs were met. WWFS staff are caring, kind, persistent, determined and just overall phenomenal at providing resources when families have an unmet need; whether it be respite care, much needed family R&R, or even urgent dental work. I'm so very grateful to them, as well as all of the donors that make their mission possible!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Family Support has been a blessing to our family. They really help when and how you need it. Whether it has been respite for me as a caregiver, a family weekend to regroup as a family or a monetary grant when a need arises WWFS has been there. We will be forever grateful for this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to this organization and they have been outstanding. They assisted me with sending me and my family to Orlando for a much needed vacation. Carol was outstanding with keeping in touch with me through the entire process. Additionally, when my family and I was in Orlando and ran in to some issues, she answered my calls and assisted immediately! I will continue to recommend this organization to any one who needs help. Thank you for all that you do to help wounded warriors!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing I recommend them to every veteran. They came into our lives a few years ago for us to do ohop. From there they have called at least once a month if not more just checking in on us. They have provided child care for our kids. Right now we are getting help with some extreme dental needs for myself which I couldn't do without them. I love this organization

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a family of 5 and my husband still has many injuries from his time in service and probably will require a lifetime of care. WWFS has helped where the ball falls short, childcare for WW hospital stays and long term care. A huge stress relief knowing you don't have to pick either your kids or being in the hospital for your spouse. We also have been very blessed to receive dental care as we have no dental insurance. Being a caregiver let alone wife/mom takes it's toll, wwfs has also offered childcare for me to meet with my local caregiver group. I'm truly thankful for WWFS