A Lifetime of Commitment Wounded Warrior Project
oday, America recognizes the heroes who have selflessly served and sacrificed for this country, and Wounded Warrior Project速 (WWP) joins a grateful nation as we say thank you. We honor the men and women who have bravely worn the uniform and remind them they are not forgotten. But how will we honor and empower them tomorrow and, more importantly, for a lifetime? The road to recovery is unique for every warrior, and it can be especially difficult for the most severely injured veterans, who often rely on a caregiver for long-term support and assistance. The WWP Annual Alumni Survey found three out of 10 WWP Alumni need the aid and attendance of another person because of their injuries and health problems; among them, more than onefourth need more than 40 hours of aid per week. What will happen to those warriors when their caregivers are no longer able to provide that care and support?
HOMELAND / November 2014
To provide those with the greatest need opportunities to define what independence means to them, it will take community support and public responsibility. WWP is stepping up to say we will be there. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide for those who have honorably served our country, WWP has committed $30 million in 2014 to cover both the immediate and long-term needs of 250 of the most severely injured veterans who, without this funding, are at the greatest risk of institutionalization. Provided by generous donors across America, this 2014 financial commitment will serve as the model for the decades of support WWP is prepared to provide to the most vulnerable warriors of this generation, ensuring they are able to live rewarding and independent lives. The funding supports two innovative programs, the Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust, to safeguard care and support as injured veterans and their families confront their long-term needs and goals. www.homelandmagazine.com