Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Warrior Gateway announced today that they have received a grant in the amount of $100,000 from Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit veteran service organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The grant will expand Warrior Gateway’s ability to connect injured service members and their families to resources in their community through the continued expansion and development of the organization’s key initiative, G.I. Network.
Warrior Gateway developed the G.I. Network in response to the growing disconnect between service providers and those searching for support. The network fills a critical gap in information infrastructure as a nationwide resource that can be accessed by service members everywhere, to ultimately serve them in their local community. It is the link, bridge and introduction between the veteran and the service provider, as well as a resource to help organizations increase effectiveness, efficiency and reach.
“This grant from WWP comes at a crucial time as Warrior Gateway prepares to grow our initiatives in 2014,” said Warrior Gateway CEO, Devin B. Holmes. “We are excited to work with WWP to continue to connect our nation’s wounded warriors, veterans and military families with the growing Sea of Goodwill through our G.I. Network, the largest information exchange for the military community.”
“The WWP grant program allows us to support the good work and expertise of a broad spectrum of organizations that are dedicated to meeting the needs of injured service members,” said Steven Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. “We are very proud of the collaboration and commitment that the grant program fosters to help ensure this generation of injured service members is the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history.”
In this second year of operation, the WWP Grants Program continues to work with organizations that provide injured service members with unique, specialized programs and services, often in remote service areas. During two review cycles each year, WWP carefully selects the grant recipients, and to date has provided support to over 70 organizations nationwide.
It is estimated over 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent military conflicts, another 320,000 have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment, and as many as 400,000 additional service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
About Warrior Gateway™: Founded in 2009, Warrior Gateway connects service members, military families, wounded warriors, families of the fallen and our nation's veterans with government and non-profit programs in their local community. Warrior Gateway harnesses state-of-the art technology and community collaboration to help today's military community make better decisions about what service provider they can go to for help. Their programs provide a public forum where people can share their experiences about the quality and effectiveness of those services. In 2011, Warrior Gateway’s efforts were recognized with the Federal Computer Week Fed-100 award for significant contributions to the Federal IT community and in 2012 with a ComputerWorld Honors Laureate for our innovation in creating an open-source platform for information sharing. A proud partner of the Got Your 6 campaign, Warrior Gateway works to bridge the civilian-military divide with non-profit and government partners. Warrior Gateway is an IRS registered 501(c)3 organization. For more information, please visit: http://www.warriorgateway.org.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) 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 services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.