Our Country’s Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Supportive Caregivers Need Our Help
By Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) on April 16, 2018
When a military service member is wounded, ill, or injured, these changes place tremendous stress on families and caregivers. Supportive family members and caregivers are an integral part of a warrior's successful recovery.
According to a Harvard study, the costs of care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans over the next 40 years could reach $4 trillion to $6 trillion. Some families have to work to adjust to a new normal when they give up paid employment to become unpaid caregivers. This changing environment represents a major shift in the quality of life and economic stability of these families. The need is great and growing for both wounded warriors and their families.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is dedicated to helping active duty military personnel and veterans, as well as providing supportive services for veterans' families and caregivers by providing assistance to the family and caregivers of warriors living with physical and/or mental health conditions to ensure they receive their full range of benefits, participate in veterans programs, or receive peer support.
Family support members supported by WWP can be found across the country in big cities and in small towns. However, most of the time their neighbors and members of their community don’t know that they are there or know that they are carrying such a heavy burden on their own.
Thanks to generous donors, WWP is able to serve warriors and their family members by connecting them with one another and their communities.
Donors can give back to WWP through:
WWP’s website, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or by hosting a workplace giving campaign at your place of work or fundraisers in your community https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/give-back/become-a-proud-supporter.
Here are some ways your donation to WWP can help active duty military personnel, veterans, and their supportive caregivers:
- $100 - a warrior can receive career training and coaching, free of charge.
- $250 - $500 - pays for a community outreach event for a group of wounded veterans, which help combat isolation and foster camaraderie among other local warriors.
- $1,000 – covers the cost of a 6 month gym membership for a wounded service member.
- $2,000 to $5,000 - pays for the travel, accommodations, and participation of a warrior at an adaptive sports or mental health event.
Support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) through your employee giving program:
As a donor, you can support WWP by donating to them through your employer’s workplace giving program. Federal employees can choose Wounded Warrior Project in your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by designating your gift to CFC#11425. Payroll pledges made through employer-sponsored charitable giving programs represent a cost effective and near effortless way to support your favorite charities.
As WWP's workplace giving partner, America’s Charities can help your company design and implement a program centered on supporting their work - through workplace giving campaigns, employee fundraising, cause-focused signature programs, volunteerism, donation drives, matching gifts, Dollars-for-Doers, In-Kind Giving and other employee engagement and philanthropic initiatives. Click here to request a demo and learn how we can help you do this.