COVINGTON, La. (March 2, 2017) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) prides itself on providing free life-changing programs and services to injured veterans, their caregivers, and family members. Since 2003, this has been possible because of generous donors from all walks of life. Eight-year-old Hunter Lee is one donor who recently decided to give to WWP to support its mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
“I chose to support Wounded Warrior Project because they help our veterans,” Hunter explained. “Those soldiers defended our country and need our help now. At church, our pastor gave us some money and told us to use it for good. This is how I wanted to help.”
Hunter, like many kids his age, loves video games and playing outside with his brother – but he is also a big fan of military history and has his eyes set on the skies for his future career.
"When I get older I want to become an A-10 pilot,” he said proudly.
“He was always very interested in the military,” said Rebecca Lee, Hunter’s mother. “We talked to him about the different groups of people he could help. He chose to support an organization that helped wounded veterans.”
Hunter remembers WWP because he saw several TV commercials with the WWP logo standing out to him.
“The commercials that I saw always had the symbol with the soldier on the bottom carrying the other soldier,” he said. “He was hurt, but he was getting help.”
Hunter is right. The WWP logo shows one wounded veteran being carried off the battlefield by another warrior. It’s a symbol of one of WWP’s most important services – the Peer Support program, where injured veterans rely upon one another’s learned experiences when managing day-to-day challenges. This special type of therapy reintroduces warriors to the unique bonds experienced during military service. Rarely duplicated in the civilian world, these relationships act as a secure bedrock that paves the road to recovery.
To learn more about how WWP’s programs and services are making an impact on the lives of wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/. To find photos showing Hunter’s efforts, click on multimedia, then images.
Contact: Mattison Brooks – Public Relations Specialist
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