After the games on November 14,2009 with University of Maryland and University of South Carolina wearing specially designed Under Armour camouflage uniforms for the Wounded Warrior Project, I still found myself wondering what the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was entirely. The uniforms raised awareness, but some are still unclear of what the project does. I seek to answer those questions.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is, according to their website, to honor and empower wounded warriors.
The WWP works to achieve their mission by offering services of Warriors at Work, which is designed to help injured veterans find employment; Operation Outreach, which is a series of videos documenting the organization’s travels around the country meeting injured warriors; and coping services, which works as a support system for those injured.
Their calendar shows the organization’s presence at a number of events across the world, including Operation Vet Fest in Los Angeles, CA., MOTORFEST 2009-Custom Bike&Carshow in El Paso, TX and the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Baghdad Shadow Run in Baghdad, Iraq.
The WWP’s website also hosts a social networking site for wounded warriors and their caregivers injured on or after on or after October 7, 2001 (Operation Enduring Freedom), which opens the window for communication and support from others in similar situations.
The Wounded Warrior Project makes donating easy by adding the ability to donate $5 to Wounded Warrior Project by texting ‘WWP’ to 90999 from your cell phone.