JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As a nation, we have such optimism for returning to normalcy in 2021. As an organization, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is prepared to continue and increase its support of veterans and families in the new year, no matter the challenge.
Last year, WWP shifted its in-person programs and services to virtual events to meet warriors and their loved ones' needs. Connection events brought veterans together on video conferences to help prevent isolation.
Click here to watch how WWP impacted the lives of veterans in 2020.
When the pandemic started, WWP teammates began calling warriors to check-in — initially because of concerns about isolation and warriors' previous interest in WWP mental health programs. Those efforts then expanded to reach nearly 40,000 warriors directly. WWP also:
"2020 tested our resolve and stretched our limits," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "I'm so honored to be a part of an organization that met challenges head on to honor and empower wounded warriors."
WWP also improved the lives of wounded veterans by advocating for them in Washington, DC. WWP led the charge to get the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act signed into law. The act provides seriously wounded veterans additional financial assistance to adapt their homes as their needs change.
"The programs and services we provide help veterans directly with their recoveries and transitions," Mike said. "Our advocacy efforts ensure the government is supporting these families as well."
Whether through making connections, mental and physical health support, career counseling, or advocacy, WWP is prepared to be there for warriors and families in 2021, despite any challenges that may arise.
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SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project