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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
The Soldier Ride was far more that just a bike ride. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with fellow warriors who understand my plight. It a very short period of time I gained 38 brothers and sisters, that to Wounded Warrior Project. There is one upsetting factor, you can only participate twice in a lifetime.
I've been out of the Army since June 2014 and have done numerous events with other veterans through the WWP and have even brought my family for many of them. I've done so many things that I never thought I could do all thanks to the WWP. I am so honored to be apart of something that cares to give back and the staff are all great to be around and work with. I've used WWP To help increase my VA disability to indoor skydiving. If I've learned one thing, it's that the sky is the limit with the WWP. Thank you all for all your hard work and dedication and for allowing myself and my family to participate in so many events!!