WWP believes that warriors deserve timely access to the best care possible to treat the invisible wounds of war.
Since its inception in 2003, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has evolved from an organization delivering backpacks to injured veterans at hospital bedsides to one that delivers life-saving programs in mental health, career counseling and long-term rehabilitative care.
Every warrior has unique challenges and goals. We provide a variety of veteran programs and services to help them take the next steps that are right for them. And thanks to the tremendous support of our donors, warriors never pay a penny for our programs – because they paid their dues on the battlefield. Our free services in mental health, career counseling and long-term rehabilitative care change lives.
Three out of four injured service members live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to the 2017 Annual Warrior Survey. At WWP, we believe warriors deserve timely access to the best care possible to treat these invisible wounds of war. This October, WWP announced a $160 million investment in mental healthcare for wounded veterans. With the help of four academic medical center partners, this investment will provide warriors with a year’s worth of mental healthcare through intensive, two- to three-week programs.
WWP is committed to helping injured veterans achieve their highest ambition. When they’re ready to start their next mission, we stand ready to serve. Our hope is to transform the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed and engaged in our communities.
What would you do with 100 volunteer hours and $5,000?
These volunteers would support our newest fundraising initiative, the WWP Carry Forward 5K in Jacksonville. Held during the Veterans Day weekend, volunteer duties include set-up/break-down, directional support/greeters, accounting check-in, food and beverage, fun zone/sponsor tent, and cheering at the start/finish line.