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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.

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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)

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is revitalizing and saves lives in more than one way!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My boys and I enjoyed our first baseball game, Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium. Thank you WWP!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Eh as a soldiers wife, I see wwp do a lot of great things for a lot of people. I just feel they don't do enough for those with a family of more than 2 dependants. Low of funds is what I constantly hear yet we see the media of millions going to bs.
My husband has a hard time interacting with people, he has issues, overall he is a broken soldier! We as family are all he's got we are his comfort zone, we as in myself and our 3 kids, I'd like for us to have the ability to do things with other soldiers and their families and wives, but we never get things in our city that are family orientated. Sometimes we will get soldier and 1 guest if lucky 2, what's that wife and 1 kid? Broken soldiers usually (in our case) can not work. Our income is barely enough to cover rent bills car payments etc , diapers.... yet America is screwed up And we apparently make to much to get any Snap or tanf(yet all these people that don't need it get it)... anyway we'd like the same opportunity the single soldiers or soldier with tiny families have, wwp should have more family orientated type events, or if your going to do snowboarding, some offroading, camping, and fishing, allow more than just 2guests because overall families can and do all of that too. Children should be involved, remember some of these soldiers fought to not only make a difference in America but to improve the country their children grow up in, because those children matter that much! So quit being greedy fund raising money to supposedly use on soldiers when your only using a small percentage to help a small portion while the rest goes to your $10,000 per bottle of champagne parties.

Portland Oregon wife

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They have done nothing for me, I am disabled veteran with monthly low income from service connection, that being said they offer no travel to do anything you have to pay out of pocket , for me that is impossible because bills come first. I thought they would get me out of the house and get me to enjoy life again but they think Chicago is the only town in Illinois so if your not around Chicago get get to do nothing ... they are thieves period even when u put in to do something they still put u through a process where they can tell you no... where does all the money go where certainly not to me a so called alumni

Roshan C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this the best project for wounded vets. so far great experience with multiple projects such as
computer IT cets, running program and soldier ride.
Thank You Guys

US Army Veteran

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What inspires me to give is my daughter kourtney she is in remision from leaukemia now for 15 years so as a mom i know the pain and challenges of a child in need..i have donated to the wounded warrior project with my children and it was very rewarding for me. Im also a memeber of the leaukemia lymphomic societys news letter and help out with that to. For all those special people who have been through it all with me i apreciate everything and have the deepest thanks to them.

Review from #MyGivingStory

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HE FOUGHT FOR YOU AND ME: HOW COULD I FORGET HIM?

The soldier got both his legs blown off in Afghanistan. He was from a small town in the midwest, and had always wanted to serve his country. He'd been back for six months, and was trying to adjust to civilian life. Yeh, the world was turning, things hadn't changed for most of us but for this 26-year-old nothing would ever be the same again.

I read his story and looked at his photographs – playing with his dog, giving it his all at the rehabilitation center, laughing with his parents – and I knew I had to donate to www.woundedwarriorproject.org Their slogan is “the greatest casualty is being forgotten” and you can be sure they don't forget: WWP provides support to these wounded soldiers who risked everything to keep us safe, and have paid the ultimate price. WWP helps them heal and rebuild their lives , including finding them jobs and engaging them with their communities and the wider world.
What a cause!
I donated $36.00. Why $36, you may ask? Well, I am Jewish, and in Hebrew, words equal numbers, and 18 is a very special number, because it parallels the word CHAI, which means 'LIFE'. So I donated 'twice CHAI' for his two legs that had gone, but I was confident that with his determination, positive spirt and heart he would find a way to move forward – emotionally and physically. He was already experimenting with artificial limbs and a new technological invention that he could wear which mimics walking. I believed in this brave, young man, and was – with my small donation – willing him to get strong and live a fruitful, happy life. Every little bit helps!

Review from #MyGivingStory

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

they spent more money suing another non profit 5 times over a logo than they do on helping veterans. their website is so vague i don't know if they are empowering veterans to reintegrate into society or become drug dealers. most of their admin makes more than $100,000 a year which is a lot for a NONPROFIT organization. i would give them -10 stars if it was possible they're the worst ever

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Folks, you must remove the stars based on the truth
of what has just come to surface regarding Wounded
Warrior. CEO, Steven Nardizzi & COO, Al Giordano fired.
More people had to be involved other than
the top two personnel at this non-profit.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in Soldier Ride Tampa Florida. This was a great event that I would recommend for Veterans. The staff were very supportive and courteous. This is a great organization for current and prior service members.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

For the past six months when the events come out on that date as soon as it comes out all events are closed so are the workers and their families getting all the events filled

24

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Many veterans have noted that Wounded Warrior Project's "services" to veterans includes regularly e-mailing invitations to events that are already full. WWP counts each and every "invited" person as a veteran they helped that year. Same if the only assistance provided was a referral list of charities that might help with their issues. This is beyond sleazy and it is long past time for this profiteering "charity" to be exposed. And that is finally happening.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Well, I'm not sure if these events are real or fake. Every time I'm sent an invite, I click on the apply now and I always get a quick note stating it no longer available, so please don't invite me to something that already full. I don't have time for emotional games.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Why does WWP send out event notices that are already fully booked. Signed curious wounded warrior

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I recently attended the WWP Alumni Summit Couples Retreat and had an amazing time. The staff was very professional and all the accommodations were fantastic.
The program was very motivational and empowering including physical activities (yoga, running, walking...), entertainment (horse back riding, Segway, bonfire...), and we learned better communication methods, which we will implement for the rest of our lives. We were reminded all the WWP resources and points of contact.
It was great seeing how much they care and the respect that they have for all veterans. We came back home feeling recharged and ready to tackle new challenges.
Thank you WWP for a much needed retreat and everything you do for our veterans.

26 Darryl E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I and several friends have turned to them for help but never received anything but a run around. At a recent Marine Corps League meeting I asked about them and no one knew anyone who had ever been helped by them.

Review from Guidestar

3 Paul181

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wounded Warrior Project is a great service for Wounded Warriors
they flew me and my service dog to San Antonio for the WWP Soldier Ride
it was the first time since I got out of the Army that I was comfortable being around
other people other than my family they have many services for us and they go the extra mile to make us feel comfortable
Paul A. Flora

26

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Go to this link. Make sure to click on read more. You will see their IRS financial report. http://bulletsfirst.net/2015/07/03/proof-that-wounded-warrior-project-uses-less-than-52-of-donations-to-help-vets/

Review from Guidestar

23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I tried to get help financially and they send you to another organization. I contacted the operation homefront and they were very rude, had me jump through soo many hoops, I felt like they just want the money for themselves and their corporate jets and offices. From all the money that gets donated, very little goes to the soldiers, VERY UPSETTING!!!!