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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.

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685 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 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.

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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

teri.goode08

Client Served

Rating: 2

The Southern Colorado WWP constantly shows events in Denver, Golden, Northern Colorado Colleges. Those Colleges are 2-3 hours away from Colorado Springs. In the time I have been a member, there has been only 1 event sponsored in Pueblo, that was the Gary Sinise and LT Dan Band. It was sponsored because it coincided with the National Medal of Honor Convention. We have a great University in Pueblo that participate in the Same sports as the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. They are missing out on opportunities to expand their base.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

The Wound Warrior Post in Colorado Springs keeps forgetting that there are Wounded Warriors that live South of Colorado Springs most are in Pueblo, Colorado City, Rye and Beulah Area. They NEVER have events listed for Southern Colorado. The State Fair was in Pueblo and not 1 event was listed. Pueblo also has a Veterans Day Parade but once again, because we are south of Mile Marker 132 on I-25 we don't exist or matter to the bigwigs in Colorado Springs. I am tired of being forgotten about. Colorado Springs, you need to start including events in Pueblo.

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Wounded Warrior Project 11/06/2014

teri.good08 -- First, thank you for your service to this country. We'll pass along your concerns about the programming offered in your part of Colorado.

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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.

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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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in the 2017 soldier ride at Cape cod MA and everything about the experience was positive, empowering and wonderful. My follow warriors were supportive and the WWP staff were awesome.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is an AMAZING Organization in so many ways. This is the ONE and ONLY Veteran Organization that has helped me and my family on so many levels. They empower me, they helped me be more active in the community despite all my disabilities. They got my 6!
I LOVE WWP!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Project is AWESOME! We are from Gulfport, MS and were able to join the organization for a Family Day of bowling and arcade games at Big Play Family Fun Center. The children as well as the adults enjoyed themselves. It was a pleasure to be in the company of kind and courteous people.

1 Michael S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

WWP is the best.
We went to attend a function at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson, MS. Iron Horse has been a great place to hang out back in the day but now that Jackson is less than desirable to go to, mainly you need to open carry your gun when outside, we didn't go to the event. Even though I was in the parking lot. We observed undesirables walking all around the parking lot as we sat waiting to go in, also there was a Jackson police/Off duty Sheriff officer with his car blue lights going. This alone raised our concerns about the location WWP picked for this event.
We would love to see events that are in areas like Madison, Pearl or even Clinton. WWP would get more attendance to said events if the area was a little safer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On September 7th to September 10th I participated in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in Kansas City. The event was fun, challenging, and such a great experience. I feel honored to have attended such a great event and look forward to the next one.

Brandon Meadows

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Project’s Linda Cubero is part of their Warriors to Work Program. She assisted me to really excel during the interview process during my recent job search. Every time I spoke with Ms. Cubero, I felt more prepared for the interview process, especially with good questions to ask. She also improved my resume, conducted a mock interview to give me practice and constructive feedback, and helped me better respond to interview questions using the STAR format. As a result, I was able to land a great job at a global company on the Fortune Top 50 List.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A big thank you to WWP and their team who made Soldier Ride Louisville 2017 so special for me. I was by far the oldest soldier to ride in this event having served in Vietnam in 1968-69 and again in Iraq 37 years later with the Tennessee army national guard. This ride was my first and was a personal challenge to me to see how I could do, especially against the much younger fellow vets. It was a challenging ride but I held my own with the guys. A special thanks to Kristin the event organizer. She interacted with all the vets and I especially enjoyed our conversations and her genuine interest in getting to know me. I look forward to riding again and plan to ride as much as possible at home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Went to the NASCAR race in Kentucky this year. The seats and the lunch was Fantastic. Finally found the best place for parking by taking to a Brother.
Again thanks for sending me and my brother in law (Navy Vet) to a great race!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks for the Kentucky Speedway Race Tickets, I had a great time being out with my Brothers and Sisters in arms. This outing with them really helps pull me back into the world.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I am deeply disappointed in WWP, I have tried on at least 4 different occasions to sign up to attend programs only to be told that they are full or cancelled.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently completed my first ever WWP event which was the Soldier Ride Chicago and couldn't say enough great comments about the event. Was an amazing experience from the event itself to the outstanding WWP employees that set everything up. Was able to finally meet other veterans that had very similar experiences and ideas towards recovery from our various issues we have. Can't wait for the next WWP event!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just went on the Soldier Ride in Pittsburgh PA, and all i can say is WOW! It was an amazing opportunity and a great team spirit and friendship fostering event. I met some of the coolest and nicest people (which was to be expected), and hopefully made some long term friendships. I wish more people could attend such an awesome event. I hope to be able to attend one again sometime in the near future. This one will always be a fond memory that i will continue to share with everyone. Thanks Wounded Warrior Project for making this event available to us vets that truly need the distraction and change of pace in our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently attended Soldier Ride Pittsburgh 2017. I had a great time and met a lot of other great Veterans that I will remain in contact with. I look forward to attending the events that WWP has and try to attend as many as I can. It provides an atmosphere where we can open up about what we're going through without worrying about being judged.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was on the Carolinas Soldier Ride and loved it. It was my second Ride and I was able to associate with others with like issues. The Ride was harder than my last but totally worth it. My injuries were their first concern. They set me up on a specially fitted recumbent bike and a swag bag full of useful biking gear and sunglasses. I am proud to be an Alumni of WWP. The staff and volunteers were so considerate and warm.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I got to attend Casino Night in San Antonio, Texas. We had such a great time. The atmosphere was inviting and positive. It was great to hang out and get to know other WWP families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Soldier Ride San Antonio Tx 2017. There are so many positive things to say about this but I will only list a few.
1) outstanding atmosphere!! Love the staff and love spending time with fellow brothers and sisters!!
2) This was the greatest event I have ever attended with WWP. The bond I have made with many of other vets in this program has opened new doors for me in my social life and I couldn't be happier.
3) This event helped me break out of my cage and open up and talk to other vets and start to enjoy life more.
The WWP has in my eyes done so much for us veterans that it blows my mind that they are always here if you need them no matter what the issues are or may become. I truly enjoyed myself on this soldier ride and I know for a fact that all the other warriors that were there did as well!!
Thank you WWP for this amazing event and keep up the great work!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently attended Soldier Ride Atlanta 2017. It was a wonderful experience and allot of fun. Not only did we do the ride but we also went to the Georgia Aquarium and a Winery. The closeness shown between everyone involved was priceless. Thanks WWP. Keep up the great work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My first WWP event took place in Atlanta. It was held fm 11-14 May 2017 and it was a very pleasant and highly organized one. All the coordination prior, during and even after the event (emails iot claim expenses) was second to none. The rides and extra activities were excellent as well but, the very best the WWP has is its staff. I can't say enough about Lonni Smith, Kajun, Charlie...I mean all of them seemed to be always ready and willing to help and to make our experience an unforgettable one. I can't wait to see them again in any other event or social gathering and wish them the very best as they continue to help wounded warriors! Thank You!!!

1 CSCZEBRA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello My Band of Brothers and Sisters who are Members of The Wounded Warrior Project and Alumni. I am SFC, CHAVEZJOHNNY LUPE U.S ARMY 26 YEARS OF SERVICE. Combat Veteran and I am 100% Disable and all our stories are almost the same because we all have been in Battle or Supported those Combat Arms Units. What matters is that we all Served our Country when She or he called. What I ask if WWP can find some how to help us that are not close to the events that are put on in the Big cities and we miss out because we can't Travel 2 or 4 hours. We all Love what WWP has given us but it would be nice to send us Regal Cinema, Edward's Cinema Tikets to all of us who can't travel. We could take pictures of our family enjoying the events. I would ask if we could get a office here on the Central Coast of California in the City of Santa Maria of Santa Barbara County California it would help us WWP Veterans alot it could cover from Venture County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, and parts of Monterey. The city of Santa Maria would be a Perfect location since we have a New Veterans Clinic. We have Band of Brothers Softball Team, that plays ever friday night, Veterans Treatment Courts that is doing a Great Outstanding job with our Veterans. This is my story and I Love what the WWP is doing for us Veterans across America and Thank you for all your Support and GOD BLESS HOOAH. Tell my next Story on how it all began for me Joining our Military in 1984/85 I call it Back in the Day.

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Wounded Warrior Project 04/04/2017

Hello sir, First and foremost, thank you for your service and sacrifice to this nation. We appreciate your kind words. To help make the recovery process as comfortable and accessible as possible for the warriors, caregivers, and families we serve, our programs and services are available across the nation and on a virtual basis, from the comfort of the warriors’ homes. If you have time, I’d like to get you in contact with your area Alumni manager. He or she can provide you with options, referrals for other programs, and let you know if there are any upcoming events in your area. If you are unsure of who your Alumni manager is, please send us an email at PublicRelations@woundedwarriorproject.org with your name and we’ll get you connected. Also, we invite you to post your photos from your softball team or other events on the WWP Facebook page and feel free to tag us so we can follow you. We appreciate your support! Thank you, WWP PUBLIC RELATIONS O. 904.405.1273 (x121273)

1 Charles83

Volunteer

Rating: 1

These guys are FRAUD! The CEO made millions off money that was for Veterans and they were caught trying to squash out other small veteran charities and organizations! NEVER donate to them!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Don't know how to start this so I am going to start here. I usually get emails from WWP sometimes I open them, other times I don't. I saw an event "Peer Support" listed and it was near my home so I went. Leading up to this event I thought about committing suicide often sometimes daily. It was great to get out and be around people that have saved and that are going through similar issues. I felt good and now I feel apart of a team. This support group gives me something to look forward to. When I get down and think about hurting myself I think back to WWP and know I am not alone.

John Mallory

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Wounded Warrior Project 02/21/2017

Hi John, First and foremost, thank you for your service. We are pleased to hear you had a memorable experience with Peer Support and you’re planning to attend additional support group events in the future. Please know, we’re always here for you and if you ever need anything additional, you can reach out to our Resource Center by calling 888-WWP-ALUM (888-997-2586).

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Please help bring awareness to paralyzed vets. Wwp needs events for them and families. They are unable to support wheelchair or bed bound vets and families. We need it SO much. Thank you American for your support and bless you all.

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Wounded Warrior Project 02/21/2017

Hi, caregiverof3. We want to thank you for not only being a caregiver but also for being an advocate of our nation’s most severely wounded warriors. We have a variety of programs to meet the needs of warriors including our Independence Program. Please visit the following page on our website to learn more: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/independence-program

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Donor

Rating: 5

my cousin died on my birthbay last year march 24 2016

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Wounded Warrior Project 01/31/2017

Hi, tyroneyoung – You have our most heartfelt condolences about the loss of your cousin. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Resource Center in your time of need. You can reach them here: WWP Resource Center: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-resource-center Call the Resource Center at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586) or 904.405.1213 HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm EST resourcecenter@woundedwarriorproject.org Sincerely, WWP Social Media

2 Mike208

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just recently attended Soldier Ride® Miami/Key West with Wounded Warrior Project and had an awesome experience. This was a life changing experience for me personally, physically and mentally. I truly loved the camaraderie, reuniting with other Veterans and I really loved the support and accommodations from the volunteers, donors, onlookers and most important the WWP staff.

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Wounded Warrior Project 01/31/2017

Hi Mike, First and foremost, thank you for your service. We recognize we are able to enjoy our freedom only because there are people like you defending it. We are pleased to hear you had a memorable experience on Soldier Ride – it is a powerful program. We love hearing about warriors’ experiences with our programs. Other warriors have told us that sharing their stories can be therapeutic because it helps reach other warriors in similar situations. We would love to help you share yours. Can I have a member of our storytelling team reach out? Sincerely, WWP Social Media

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in the 2016 soldier ride in Jacksonville, Fl.
It was a great experience and a very motivating experience. I got to spend time with fellow veterans and feel that comradery I felt while enlisted. The WWP team were really loving and helpful and welcoming. You could tell they love what they do and have a passion for helping veterans out! I recommend it to all wounded warriors.

2 DJTonyt

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have participated in previous events hosted by the WWP. This is an AWESOME organization. I had the privilege to participate in the WWP Soldier Bike Ride 2016 in Jacksonville and it was amazing. The staff had it really organized and well-put together. The schedule was not overwhelming. The accommodations were on-point! The camaraderie was the best - great bunch of positive-minded veterans who gave it their all! Just want to thank all the supporters and donors of WWP. Without your giving we could not do what we do through WWP. Thanks to all the hardworking people who sacrifice their time and effort to help us all lead a better and more productive life! GOD bless you all!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I have yet seen any type of support and ALL of the activities in Illinois that they set up are not even close to what I like doing. I am an outdoor enthusiast period, I said that in the questionnaire that I received almost a year ago and I have yet had a response or have seen anything about Fishing or hunting. WHAT A JOKE!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came from the desert war myself. I was medivac do to heart and tbi issues. My issues were not bomb explosive issues or anything extreme like this. I did see folks with injuries and wounds that I never want to see again. At the time I was a Navy Cop and a Navy Corpsman so I saw a lot of both. So when I was send back to the hospital, wounded warrior project rep was there to see us. She was very nice, and WWP helped me and my friends to adapt more easily. I remember from previous deployments in the Marines, when we came back, there was nothing there, not even a thank you! WWP was there from beg to end! They gave us civilian clothes, and see other vets to help each other out! The military teaches us how to be a team, and I truly love WWP because they are what that is...a TEAM! WWP, I wish you were here during the first Gulf war, because when I had to deal with some wounded at the hospital from there, it was sad. I could have used that help at that time, but I am always appreciated of your help to others! I support WWP all the time no matter what! They are my go to team always! I will go to them first before my wife because they know what we go through! Peace to all of you! And thanks for your service my brothers and sisters!

6 Bradley T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have utilized several programs and found that they are one of the few that truly care about the individual veterans. They got me a job using W2W and I utilized several other programs with positive results.

10 Corey15

Client Served

Rating: 1

After the WWP lost Tim Grossman, the VA benefits team has gone to crap. I have lost all faith in the WWP claims department. No this has nothing to do with winning or losing my claim. Its strictly about communication, assistance, and caring none of which my WWP David Hill or my regional manager gave a damn about. My claim was finished, never heard a word from either one weeks before or after my claim was completed. Come to find out the regional manager was fired and the WWP didn't think...hey lets contact the veterans on her case load and provide a status up or introduce them to the new regional manager. I wrote David Hill several emails, at first he responded then he got lost in cyber space.....So I recommend you find another VSO or Veterans lawyer (like I did that communicates with me weekly with out asking).

All in All: avoid Tracy Pennycuick (whom was fired) and David Hill (AKA Extremely useless) at all costs or your claim will never get awarded in your favor...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I mean where do I begin? The Wounded Warrior project is simply AWESOME! They are just a bunch of awesome people EVERY single one of them! They are always looking out for veterans like me AND my family. I tell all my Veteran friends about the Wounded Warrior Project. They are always concerned about my needs and look out for my wants as well. They treat me and my family like GOLD!. The benefits team goes above and beyond and not only because I won my VA claim but because of how they informed me of the process and explained everything to me and didn't make any broken promises. I'm very proud to wear my WWP shirts and hats and brag to everyone about them. I highly recommend supporting and becoming a part of this nonprofit.