Wounded Warrior Project
History of the Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project began one night when, while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades. The resulting objective was to provide tangible support for the severely wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally.
What had been initially viewed as a small contribution (compared with what the warriors had sacrificed while serving our country) has become WWP’s signature program: “WWP backpacks delivered bedside to wounded warriors.”
Wounded Warrior Backpacks contain essential care and comfort items including clothing, toiletries, calling card and playing cards, all designed to make their hospital stay more comfortable. They are provided to severely wounded service members arriving at military trauma centers. A smaller version of the WWP Backpack, Transitional Care Packs are sent directly to Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate comfort during a warrior’s relocation to the U.S. military trauma center.
We collect money specifically for this ministry once monthly to support those who sacrificed so much to afford us the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States. God bless our troops.