I believe every day should be Veteran’s Day. The men and women in uniform who serve and protect our country and our freedom, from enemies both foreign and domestic, deserve to be honored for their valor 365 days a year.
The Wounded Warrior Project embodies that notion. They are a nonprofit organization that “seeks to empower injured military veterans returning home.” With a vision, “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history” this organization is making great strides and an immeasurable difference in the lives of our veterans and their families.
“Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.”
Wounded Warrior Project started “when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life.”
It is wonderful to see that the financial reports found on their website indicate WWP works hard to ensure the vast majority of funds they raise are spent with their mission in mind, “80 percent of total expenditures went to provide services and programs for wounded service members and their families.” “When you support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. We’re an apolitical organization by design. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.”
We can help their effort by offering financial support, volunteering our time, raising awareness through social media and word-of-mouth, supporting their sponsors, and by writing a “Thank You” letter to a warrior.
If you know a wounded warrior who could benefit from the work of the Wounded Warrior Project, share this URL with them:
(Information taken from: www.woundedwarriorproject.org)