WOUNDED WARRIORS BENEFIT THIS SUNDAY AT THE GLEN GARDNER VFW

One to four on Sunday with the band psycho delics playing featuring High Bridge resident Felix Butch Sorge

 

this is sure to be a fun event and make sure you give Barb a squeeze at the door and get in a hunterdon county news picture for monday. SEE YOU THERE

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org 

 

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization with a mission to “honor and empower Wounded Warriors”[2] of the United States Armed Forces, as well as provide services and programs for the family members of its registered “alumni,” as its registered veterans are called.

WWP’s vision is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history” as it works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured servicemembers, help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.[2]

As of August 1, 2013, WWP serves 35,648 registered alumni and 4,181 registered members, defined as family or caregivers of a registered alumni.[3] In 2012, WWP spent $114,817,090 on programs in support of wounded veterans, their families and their caregivers,[4] while contributing “nearly $5 million in grants to other charities, including the American Red Cross and Resounding Joy, a music therapy group in California, and also provided about $880,000 to nearly 100 veterans in the form of college scholarships and stipends for its year-long TRACK Program, which helps veterans transition to college and the workplace.”[5] WWP has also provided funding to, and partnered with, Operation Homefront to “extend emergency financial assistance to military servicemembers and veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, which was not due to their own misconduct, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.”[6] “This emergency assistance will be in the form of cash grants paid to service providers to cover servicemembers’ most basic of needs, including food, rent and utilities.