Friday, April 20, 2012

Wounded Warrior Project 2012

At the end of March the Board President of the Wounded Warrior Project, Dawn Halfaker, a Wounded Warrior himself, testified before the joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees about WWP's 2012 legislative priorities.

You can read the full testimony here.

It is well worth a read. The Wounded Warrior Project exists to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. They also help injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. You can read more about their programs here. For example, there are programs to keep wounded vets connected with each other through peer mentoring. They have programs to support body and mind, was well as those directed towards economic engagement which help wounded warriors who are looking for opportunities to pursue a meaningful career or own their own business.

In 2012, the WWP is advocating for policy and legislative improvements that:
  • Close gaps and eliminate barriers to improved mental health of warriors, their families, and caregivers;
  • Foster the economic empowerment of Wounded Warriors through policy initiatives to eliminate educational and employment barriers;
  • Help ensure access to optimal, long-term rehabilitative care for severely Wounded Warriors, and needed supports for their caregivers;
  • Improve the effectiveness of programs that were established to help Wounded Warriors and their families transition from active duty to successful community reintegration.

Here at Leonie Industries we wish them all the best with the wonderful work that they are doing. As they say, "The greatest casualty is being forgotten." We will not forget them. Click here if you would like to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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