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The Wounded Warrior Project’s Extensive Support System For Veterans

Mackenzie Meaney

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is one of the most well-known, military first charities in the United States. In 2003, the charity was formed to support veterans and first responders to help with visible and invisible injuries.

WWP offers programs for veterans who choose to enroll. In order to become a “warrior”, participants must submit a few documents to get into the seminars, designed to help work through the trauma of combat, mental illnesses, physical ailments, and other issues through outreach and support. It also offers support groups for families of veterans and to help assist with their loved ones’ transition to civilian life. Additionally, the WWP offers support in the form of counseling, its independence program, mental and physical wellness classes, financial literacy help, and resources to connect to other veterans in the program.

Another facet of WWP is its Adaptive Sports Program for Veterans, which provides veterans the chance to get involved with adaptive sports. The program assists different veterans with many different physical injuries and disabilities, including limb amputation, limb salvage, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.

Wounded Warrior Project holds thousands of community events every year, all over the United States, including the soldier ride, where veterans ride bikes during a multiple-day period, which has been proven to be beneficial to supporting a healthy body and mind.

There are multiple ways to get involved with the Wounded Warrior Project. People interested can host fundraisers, 5k runs, have their business partner with it, and donate directly to the charity.

You can check out the Wounded Warrior Project by clicking here to visit their website.

Photo credit: Wounded Warrior Project’s Facebook