Mission: The Combat Wounded Coalition’s mission is to inspire combat-wounded warriors to overcome through pride, power, purpose, and peace.
Results: Clothing Kits Distributed/$'s Total Since Inception of Program in 2009 3460/$1,314,870 CY 2017 68/$27,200 Invites to Toast for Warriors and Gold Star Families Total Since Inception of Program in 2010 555/$275,000 CY 2016 94/$47,000 Invites to Jumping for a Purpose for Warriors and Gold Star Families Total Since Inception of Program in 2010 213/$127,800 CY 2017 25/$15000 Connections for Warriors to Coalition Partner Organizations Total Since Inception of Program 2015 111 connection to veteran support services or benefits CY 2017 22 connection to veteran support services or benefits Grants for Alternative TBI/PTS Treatment $18,200
Target demographics: "Inspire Warriors to Overcome
Geographic areas served: Nationwide support for combat wounded veterans and families of fallen servicemember.
Programs: The Combat Wounded Coalition™ is a Non-Profit Organization that inspires combat wounded warriors to Overcome through four program pillars - Pride – Power – Purpose and Peace. The Combat Wounded Coalition (CWC) provides free Wounded Wear™ clothing and clothing modifications to combat wounded warriors as part of our Pride program as well as raising national awareness of the sacrifice that built our nation. The Power Pillar is built around demonstrating to our warriors that despite there injuries there are no limitations. We do this by pushing them outside their comfort zones through signature events like Jumping for a Purpose where we take our warriors and care givers skydiving. Additionally, through our Power program, we are always looking for other vetted partner organizations to get our warriors back out, living greatly and overcoming the physical and invisible wounds of war. Our last two pillars are built to help our combat wounded warriors discover Purpose in their new lives, and ultimately, find Peace. CWC believes the greatest gift we can give our warriors coming home is to help them find their new Purpose after military service and the impact of war. We will accomplish this through our initial warrior database questionnaire as program recipients identify needs under our Four Pillar Pipeline. Whether it is, outdoor empowering activities, housing support, education support, or employment support, the Combat Wounded Coalition will help make connections through our database, to vetted and proven For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations who can help fulfill these needs. Our last Pillar is to help our warriors find Peace from the invisible wounds of war by identifying individuals looking for mental health support and connect them to key national organizations that are providing ground breaking nonpharmacological treatments to help them fight against Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress. Lastly, the Combat Wounded Coalition has developed and is seeking funding to launch the Overcome Academy ™, a curriculum based program of leadership, resiliency, and communication skills for wounded warriors to get them back into their communities as leaders working with schools, businesses and youth mentorship programs. The goal of the Overcome Academy is to develop our current generation of wounded warriors into the next greatest generation.