“If America’s returning veterans are to make the transition from military to civilian life—not just survive, but truly thrive and lead—it is essential that they reclaim their sense of purpose here at home.”
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) October 06, 2011
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and The Mission Continues will team up this fall to engage post 9/11 veterans and civilians in opportunities to serve alongside one another while working to better their communities through service.
The two organizations will bring together civilian and post 9/11 wounded veterans to volunteer alongside one another for three exciting projects in Jacksonville, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington D.C. In each city, volunteers will help support either a local rescue mission or food bank.
“If America’s returning veterans are to make the transition from military to civilian life—not just survive, but truly thrive and lead—it is essential that they reclaim their sense of purpose here at home,” said Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission Continues. “The Mission Continues’ partnership with Wounded Warrior Project is an opportunity for vets to assume leadership roles in their communities and to serve alongside civilians in a display of shared purpose.”
Over 46,000 troops have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). WWP empowers warriors with the tools essential to not just survive their injuries but to thrive and achieve personal and professional success.
“In order to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of warriors in this nation’s history, we must empower our veterans to recognize the strength in their leadership skills and life experiences,” said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. “We must encourage them to continue using those talents within our communities and The Mission Continues helps us to accomplish that goal.”
The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project stand united in working to support this generation of wounded servicemen and women. Together, the organizations seek to encourage these brave Americans to see themselves as leaders and civic assets. WWP and The Mission Continues hope to inspire wounded warriors to continue leading lives of service upon returning home. For more information on times and locations of each community project, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues is a highly innovative national nonprofit organization uniquely dedicated to empowering post-9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through continued service here at home. Founded in 2007 when Navy SEAL Eric Greitens returned from Iraq, the organization offers paid service fellowships to veterans, awarding over 170 fellowships in 29 states to date. The Mission Continues is reshaping the way this country welcomes home our veterans by showing that these men and women are tremendous assets whose leadership and skills can be vital to their community’s improvement. For more information, please visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.
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