Wounded Warrior Project Hits New Milestone in Its Service to Injured Vets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., November 17, 2014 – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) reached a new milestone in its more than 10 years of service and commitment to this generation of injured service members. 

WWP is officially serving 60,000 wounded veterans through its 20 free programs and services offered to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage economic empowerment. 

“This is a great moment for us, knowing that we have an impact on 60,000 injured veterans and their families” said Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer for Wounded Warrior Project. “But there is still more for us to do and many people we need to help before we reach our vision of fostering the most successful, well-­‐adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”

To date, more than 52,000 service members have been physically wounded in the current conflicts, and it is estimated that 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 (PTSD).

WWP has a goal of reaching 100,000 constituents—those who are living with visible and invisible injuries—by 2017. With this milestone, the Veterans Service Organization is well on its way.

To learn more about WWP, please visit woundedwarriorproject.org. 

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its 10-­‐year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves 60,000 warriors and nearly 8,500 family members through its 20 unique programs and services. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.