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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

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

okchristi

Client Served

Rating: 5

In March I had to have abdominal surgery and WWFS was their in my time of need. Per the Dr. I wasn't allowed to life more than 7 lbs for 6 weeks. As a Caregiver to my husband and mom to two active teens this was a huge issue. WWFS provided my family with a Mother's Helper and house cleaning and when post surgical complications they even extended house cleaning for 2 more cleaning. I can't thank them enough for all they did for my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Family Support is truly dedicated and care about every family member. Heather and Wendy go above and beyond to assist in every way possible. Whether it's calling to check in on us, giving amazing advice and resources, mailing a beautiful prayer shawl when I'm ill and sending in reinforcements to help while I'm unable to, they go out of their way to ensure all of us know we are valued. This isn't just a job to them and we aren't just another family on a list. They genuinely care and work hard and quickly to help the entire family. Thank you Wounded Warrior Family Support, Heather and Wendy! We would be lost without you! Meals and housekeeping so I can take the time to properly heal my back is the greatest blessing and we are forever grateful!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is truly AMAZING!!!!
Because of them our kids were able to have a Christmas!!! And they helped us be able to get groceries. They made sure to help out with our mid American so our heat didn’t get shut off. I can never thank the people who made everything possible enough. I believe in paying it forward and we DEFINITELY will!!! Thank you so very much!!!!! No words can describe how thankful we are!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support our family has received from WWFS and the amazing staff has strengthened our family. Not only has the compassionate staff been there to encourage us and assist us with our practical needs, but WWFS has also given us the gift of creating positive experiences and memories as a family. WWFS has given us hope, encouragement, and practical support during difficult times; we are a more resilient family because of the generosity and support we have found in WWFS. Thank you, WWFS!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow!! This organization is one of kind!!! They listen, and truly really care for veterans, caregivers, and our children !! With so many organizations out there that claim to help, Wounded Warriors Family Support truly does.

They have a wonderful support team with case managers that actually check on you. My family is extremely grateful for everything they have done. My heart is full to know that there is an organization that genuinely has our best interest at heart.

Kudos WWFS!!

The Escobar Familiy

1 Sharon R.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2012 to raise funds for this organization and to raise awareness for what they do. There is no other organization out there quite like this one. They not only support the wounded vet but the family too. THE WHOLE FAMILY. The different ways and means they employ to do this are tailored to the needs of the veteran and their families, each in their own unique way. This just goes to show how they look at each and every family unit that comes to them on a case by case basis and not just in a cookie cutter process. Wounded vets and their families don't come with an SOP but WWFS has founded a way to meet their challenges by improvising, adapting and overcoming in the spirit of the warrior way. Thanks for being there!

1 Amie M S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Wounded Warrior Families for always being able to assist with answering questions when I call. Our families request for assistance was handled fast and efficient. Ms. Wendy followed thru immediately and I didn’t have to worry any longer. Thank you Amie Sittner wife of medically retired veteran.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I have returned from Orlando. Not in a million years I thought that something like this would happen to me especially for free when I know how much the total trip would have cost us. We had a wonderful time! We all would like to thank you and Wounded Warrior Family Support for such a humbling experience. Once again, thank you so much!!!

1 Cari W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for the Wounded Warriors Family Support, our family would have been without food for close to a month. We had an error with the VA and did not receive payment on time. Wendy is amazing, along with the other staff, and always makes my family feel welcomed.

1 Russell9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warriors Family Support has been a blessing to our family. We were introduced to Wendy a few years back through a caregiver friend, right before I was due to have major surgery... She quickly set up meals and cleaning services for our family during my recovery period... then we had a death in the family, I needed to fly out of town..being my husbands full-time caregiver, she arranged to cover for someone to come in to the house while I was gone... Then our case was turned over to Stacia... and our family suffered a horrific accident... they were there for us again... and just this past December, I was hit head on... and yet again, they helped us, because I was laid up... It is all about helping the family in times of need.. We were also blessed to attend a retreat with Wendy in Virginia one year, what an amazing time that was.. number one, just to MEET HER in person, number 2.. the place was AMAZING! To say this organization, goes above and beyond to support the family and caregiver does not say enough. We have been more than blessed and are eternally grateful for all they have done for us...Thank you Wounded Warriors Family Support, and all your wonderful Staff.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wounded Warriors Family Support has been beside me as my son, Sgt Kevin Ash struggled in the final 3.5 years of his life before he died from PTSD and CTE blast related injuries in January 2017. They continue to provide support and encouragement after his death. They have introduced me to a whole group of sisters who are mothers of wounded soldiers. They have been here for me when I need it the most. Thank you

Claudia Briggs S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that truly cares about the Warrior and their family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been BLESSED by WWFS and the amazing people who work there. They truly care about the Warrior and their family. They have provided us the opportunity to spend time together as a family and make cherished memories. Special thank you to Wendy for always checking on us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

WWFS has been the most amazing opportunity we have ever had! It really gave our family time to relax and reconnect as a family. It was the most stressfree relaxing time we have had in a very long time. My husband had a week to him self with just his family not worrying about doctors or anything else. We are truly thankful to everyone who made this time so special for us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about this amazing nonprofit! I truly consider Wendy to be a friend after all the "family support" she has provided us through the years! As the wife of a USMC Wounded Veteran, it is such a relief to have a nonjudgmental ear to turn to in times of need. Wendy and WWFS have given us hope for our future... I know it sounds corny, but it's so true. The least I can do is have them as my charitable organization on Amazon Smile:
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Thank you, Wendy and WWFS!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been blessed to receive services/assistance from a number of Wounded Warrior organizations since my husband, SFC (Ret) Alan Hornaday was very seriously injured in a suicide car bomber attack during his deployment in support of OIF in May 2004, but WWFS has been one of the most gracious & accessible groups we've worked with! Not only have they helped us financially, they've also been very supportive emotionally by reaching out on a regular basis to make sure all is well & we don't have any needs. Specifically, Wendy Tatro-Walker has been our earth-angel & we are SO very thankful & appreciative of her & this wonderful organization!! May God bless her & her fellow angels as much as they have blessed us!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Family Support is an amazing non profit. They came into our life in 2014 and have been by our side to help in so many ways. They are by far the best non profit out there to help military. My husband medically retired in 2013 and WWFS has been like angels coming into our lives since day one. I would recommend them to anyone. They have helped bless us with help with child care and dental. They have stepped in to help with school and Christmas for us. We couldnt be more blessed to have them by our side. Nina Coble

1 Jennifer Brice S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been with Wounded Warrior Famiky Support for about 5 years. They are truly amazing and have helped us like no other. Our oldest son had lung failure and we were at the hospital for 62 days. They helped us through it. I have had many surgeries and they offered to hire a cleaning service to help with my home. Have worked wonders with their support for dental wit my son and I. They truly care by just checking in with us and being a part of our lives. I hope to someday meet some of their dedicated staff in person. We absolutely love them!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the BEST organization that goes above and beyond to help our veterans and their families. My husband was injured and became wheelchair bound, and Wendy and Sarah reached out to offer some help out. We have a 4 year old, 2 year old and I was in my 3rd trimester with our 3rd. They helped out so much to make our “new normal”, well a lot more normal. Our children have benifited from this help more than one can imagine, as well as us. We LOVE YOU ALL and continue to be grateful each day for your help.

1 Matthew H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was freshly retired medically from the Army this was the first and ONLY program that reached out to my family. They were not only concerned about me, but also my wife and our daughters. WWFS goes above and beyond any expectations to help and make us feel loved. I recommend them to all service members and Veterans alike.

1 csmvanguard

Client Served

Rating: 5

When you need some friends that care and have the resources to help as well, you can't do much better than the staff at Wounded Warrior Family Support. An unusually tough period for our family was quickly addressed by Wendy Tatro. She allowed us to step back from our problems and spend some much needed family time in Florida. She saw to almost every detail taking the burden and pressures off of us. WWFS stayed in constant contact with us. This allowed my family to just lay on the beach, go fishing and spend time with family. It will truly be a summer to be remembered. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.