In November the TKO Volunteer committee will be focused on the Wounded Warrior Project. Giving back to those who have given so much to protect the freedoms that most of us take for granted. We’ve dedicated the month of November to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The 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.” As of 8/1/2017, the Wounded Warrior Project has served 105,182 alumni and 24,617 family members.
WWP often fills the gaps that government and insurance don’t cover. Without WWP many veterans, their families, and caregivers would slip through the cracks in the system, not receiving the help they need and deserve.
WWP understands the needs of those who have been physically wounded in the line of duty, but not every wound is of the flesh. Combat related stress, depression, PTS disorder, and traumatic brain injury run as deep as any cut. WWP is there to help.
What Does the Wounded Warrior Project Do?
“Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care. The demand for our programs and services has grown from serving a handful of injured veterans to now serving tens of thousands, and we continue to receive hundreds of new registrations from injured veterans, their families, and caregivers each month.
We connect warriors, their families, and caregivers to:
We serve by providing free:
- Mental health and wellness
- Physical health and wellness
- Career and benefits counseling
- Support for the most severely injured
We empower warriors to:
- Live life on their own terms
- Mentor fellow warriors
- Embody the WWP logo by carrying their peers toward recovery” — Wounded Warrior Project
How You Can Help
There are many ways one can help the Wounded Warrior Project, a one-time donation, monthly contributions, or give to honor a serviceperson past or present. Businesses can institute company match programs, payroll deductions, or host a fundraiser. If you’d like to learn more about giving back to those who have given so much go here — Wounded Warrior Project Ways to Donate
Photo Credit: U.S. Army Europe ID:32897998052 Provider:Flickr