The supporters of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) come from all walks of life, and their generosity allows WWP to provide free, life-changing programs and services to injured veterans, their caregivers, and family members. Recently, Haley Latorre of Simsbury, Connecticut, used her passions for baking and America's veterans to raise awareness for WWP.
"The bake sale was a community project that I started seven years ago," Haley said. "However, I have involved the school to a much bigger extent in the last few years through the club I started – Wounded Vets Strong. I decided to support Wounded Warrior Project because I was inspired by my father. And Wounded Warrior Project's mission and goals really moved me."
Haley's father is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After she approached him about her desire to give back, he told her about WWP and explained the struggles many wounded veterans face on their return to civilian life.
"I believe it is very important for students and young people to give back to veterans because the selfless sacrifices veterans make every single day are truly amazing," Haley said. "These wounded veterans put their lives on the line, without question, so all U.S. citizens can enjoy their freedoms. It's something not every country on Earth can enjoy – and we should do all we can for veterans and their families. That starts with ordinary people taking the time and effort to make a difference and supporting organizations like Wounded Warrior Project."
Support from Student Ambassadors like Haley ensures WWP can connect warriors with one another, their families, and communities. Through programs and services targeting mental and physical health, career and benefits counseling, and support for the most severely wounded, WWP empowers warriors to mentor other veterans and live life on their terms.
To learn more about the Student Ambassadors program, visit https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/give-back/students. And to see more how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org, and click on multimedia.
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SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project