Wounded Warrior Project® began 10 years ago 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 desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a holistic, rehabilitative effort to help injured warriors and their families heal from both visible and invisible wounds. WWP now marks its 10-year anniversary with the theme, "A Decade of Service. A Lifetime of Commitment." Join us as we reflect on 10 years of serving wounded veterans.
Believe in Heroes® was created in 2010 to make a positive impact on the new generation of injured service members who have made significant sacrifices to preserve our freedoms and protect our country. Most veterans face challenges as they transition back into civilian life, and today's wounded veterans are meeting extraordinary obstacles including, the physical injuries as well as invisible ones, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It's time for EVERYONE to take part in ensuring our injured service members are well taken care of.
Beginning September 11, 2013 and running through Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Believe in Heroes calls on Americans to show their support and appreciation for our service members and newest generation of veterans in a simple everyday way — grocery shopping. Each participating brand and retailer will help raise funds and awareness for WWP through the Believe in Heroes campaign.
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany often serves as the first stop for wounded service members before they are transported stateside for more comprehensive medical care. In recognizing this, Wounded Warrior Project developed the Resiliency Program, which re-connects warriors with LRMC and encourages staff at the hospital.
Every month Wounded Warrior Project highlights a warrior who received treatment at LRMC and records an interview with their family. The interview provides an opportunity for the warrior to say "thank you" to the staff at LRMC and the staff gets an epilogue that shows how the warrior has moved on in life and why their care is so important."
The Wounded Warrior Project® Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner® brings together many brave wounded veterans and honors their sacrifice to our nation. On this special evening we recognize the efforts of outstanding warriors and individuals in our communities and their dedication to WWP's mission. To learn more, visit: : http://ar.gy/cabdawardwinners.
Our most current PSAs, containing information about some of the programs and opportunities we offer our nation's Wounded Warriors as they leave the battlefield and transition back home and into the workforce.