Skip to main content
WWP IMPACT IN ACTION: your support can make a life-changing difference for warriors and their families. LEARN MORE >
Contact Us Español
Latest News
Oct 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2021) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today testified in support of veterans’ interests on a variety of legislation that was the subject of hearings before the U.S....

Oct 11, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2021 — Each year Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosts a special celebration to showcase warriors' transitions to civilian life and recognize supporters that honor...

Sep 29, 2021

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) elected new leadership to its volunteer board of directors. Kathleen Widmer is assuming the role of board chair. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ken Hunzeker is now vice chair....

Veterans Catch Action on the Ice with Wounded Warrior Project

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Islanders hockey team has settled in its new home in Brooklyn, and injured veterans recently got to see them in action during a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) outing at Barclays Center. As warriors watched the Islanders take on the Florida Panthers, they made the most of the opportunity to connect with fellow veterans.

More than 50 warriors and guests began their evening at a popular Latin eatery, where they reconnected with old friends, made new ones, and talked about helpful programs with WWP staff members. After dinner, the group headed to the arena. The game was a close one, and while the Islanders fell 2-1, participants still enjoyed the chance to get out among their brothers and sisters in arms.

"I'm a big sports fan," said Army and Army National Guard veteran Edil Carror. "But the thing I liked most about this gathering was having dinner with my fellow wounded warriors. It's always great to catch up and see how their lives are going."

These connection activities support the long-term recovery needs of warriors by reintroducing them and their families to the bonds experienced during military service. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.7 percent) talked with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues.

"My family has participated in many Wounded Warrior Project events, and that keeps us connected with military families," Edil said. "This support system can't be found anywhere else."

WWP programs and services assist injured veterans with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, and connecting with other warriors. Generous donors make it possible for wounded warriors to take part in outreach activities and benefit from program resources at no cost to them.

"It's important that people know how much veterans appreciate their support through events like this," Edil said. "I am grateful to be a part of Wounded Warrior Project."

To learn more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

 

 

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project

For further information: Mattison Brooks - Public Relations Specialist, Email: MBrooks@woundedwarriorproject.org, Phone: 904.646.6897