Wounded Warrior Project
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#1 Mar 4, 2013
Can someone explain what this program is without going off. I always thought the Government picked up all the bills when you are getting disability and medical retirement??????
#2 Mar 5, 2013
Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP) 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. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.
With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.
In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
WWP continuously strives to keep administrative and fundraising costs associated with the operation of WWP as low as possible.
Based on our fiscal year 2011 audited financial statements ending September 30, 2011, 82.8 percent of total expenditures went to provide services and programs for Wounded Warriors and their families.
WWP is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. WWP's federal ID number for donations is 20-2370934.
Assistance for re-training, family counseling issues, mental health issues and other in-depth issues associated with any injury in war-time post 9/11.
#3 Mar 5, 2013
Then there are the 5000+ lives lost. Through the lens of time, will be able to look back and say it was worth it ? How many trillions of US debt are directly linked to these debacles ? Bin Laden`s dead, great. Iraq, now under a Shite "democracy" , is cozying up to Shite-majority , WMD aspiring Iran. By 2015 , the Taliban will be up to their old tricks in Afghanistan. We`re left with a thoroughly worn down military and a generation of veterans with debilitating problems for which they`re not necessarily getting the proper care for. How in the Hell do Cheney and Libby sleep at night ?
#4 Mar 5, 2013
The same way Clinton, Gore, Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi sleep.
On a big freaking pile of money from exploiting the naivete that is the American 2 party voter.
Don't think so? You're lying to yourself buddy.
#5 Mar 5, 2013
Oh, okay. Thanks Jerry !
#6 Mar 6, 2013
Most of the 60 billion spent to rebuild Iraq over the last 10 years was wasted, it turns out. Defense contractors, and those "invested" people, whom Jerry counts himself as being, got rich off this crooked deception of the American taxpayer. That`s nothing less than criminal.
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