Veterans Charities Unite to Change Thousands of Lives
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For years, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has recognized that working together and partnering with like-minded organizations produces a larger impact on the health and well-being of wounded veterans. Thanks to a partnership with America's Warrior Partnership© (AWP), nearly 25,000 injured services members lives have changed for the better.
"Wounded Warrior Project believes a successful community requires many organizations working together to improve the quality of life for injured service members and their families," said Ned Breslin, executive vice president at WWP. "Our collaborative efforts with America's Warrior Partnership will ensure this generation of wounded veterans receives the critical resources they need to thrive."
Since February 2014, WWP, AWP, and their community partners in Georgia, Florida, California, New York, and South Carolina, have provided local assistance to wounded veterans in need of housing, employment, education, and assistance with benefits and healthcare. The goal of working together with local organizations is to enhance warrior wellness by uniting the services that provide warriors and their families with better access to earned benefits.
"We have worked hard over the last three years to empower community-level agencies to form collaborations that benefit veterans," said Jim Lorraine, President and CEO of America's Warrior Partnership. "Our partner in this has been Wounded Warrior Project, whose support has been vital to our success. Together we have assisted tens of thousands of veterans, finding them homes, getting them healthcare, helping them enroll in school, and assisting them with employment. The programs of America's Warrior Partnership have a real and measurable impact on the lives of not only veterans and their families, but also the communities in which they live."
WWP's direct investment in other VSOs allows exceptional organizations to operate in underserved areas, and fulfill a need outside the scope of WWP's direct programs and services.
Between 2012 and 2015, WWP has partnered with more than 90 organizations that share the WWP vision of fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. These partnerships have given more than 95,000 wounded veterans, 6,500 family support members, and 3,900 children across the country access to life-changing programs and services. To learn more, visit: https://goo.gl/RlA8Kc. For more information about AWP and WWP's partnership, and the impact it has had on the lives of wounded veterans, visit: http://goo.gl/4Clqci.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. 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, free of charge. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About America's Warrior Partnership
America's Warrior Partnership is a national nonprofit that empowers communities to empower veterans by providing necessary programs, mentorship, and resources. Working in collaboration – not competition – with other veteran-centric organizations, it has a national focus on all veterans of all eras, but believes that when it comes to serving Warriors, "One size fits one." America's Warrior Partnership works together with existing community-level agencies across the nation to build partnerships that provide holistic care for Warriors. Its program, Community Integration, directly addresses the needs of servicemen and women as they return to civilian life, one veteran at a time, in the communities in which they live. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.americaswarriorpartnership.org.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project