Advent Calendar Day 6: Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

Friday. In the Daily Office we remember in prayer the suffering and death of Christ. In our daily walk we encounter men and women who served our country, Veterans, who carry scars that are both visible and invisible. We encounter men and women who carry wounds received while serving us. The Wounded Warrior Project is one group reaching out to those men and women, with our help.

Mission

To honor and empower wounded warriors.

Vision

To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

Purpose

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
October 22, 2011

The Wounded Warrior Project sends about 2,000 care packages to injured warriors overseas every month.

It takes a lot of manpower to assemble that many care packages, and on Tuesday, the nonprofit organization got some help from some [Jacksonville] Jaguars players.

The care packages, which are headed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany, are filled with the comforts of home. And while the wounded service members who receive them may never know they were assembled by professional athletes, it’s the thought that counts. Read the whole story from News4Jax.com

Who does this group help? Who helps this group? Read Justin Constantine’s story to begin to answer those questions.

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Image: The Wounded Warrior Logo from the internet


Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

4 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Day 6: Wounded Warrior Project”

  1. “Unemployment among veterans ages 18 to 44 was 13.9 percent in October, compared with a national average of 9.7 percent for nonveterans.” (USA Today, Dec 4, 2011)

    The Farmer-Veteran Coalition is a group addressing this need. “Veterans sowing seeds of farming success” was picked up from the Des Moines Register by USA Today. Here is another story of offering a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.” The story: http://usat.ly/tB980X ~dan

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