About a week ago, a reader commented on a blog entry and brought the Wounded Warrior Project to our attention. We were fascinated and Claire Westlie, our PR intern, has written today’s post about the project:
As the dog days of summer approach, people are inclined to relax, head to the great outdoors and spend time with their families. All this is great, but it’s important to remember the people who fight for us to be able to enjoy life as we do.
How can members of the De Pere and greater Green Bay area community remember and honor our United States Veterans?
One action people can take is to support The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project began in 2003 after the first of the wounded service members began returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq and needed help to re-establishing into their communities.
Nine years later, WWP has become a complete rehabilitation effort to assist warriors through mind, body, engagement and economic engagement programs as they recover and transition back into civilian life. The program is available to all military who have suffered injury on or after September 11, 2001.
For more information please visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ .
A local action people can take is to support the City Stadium Run for Veterans.
The City Stadium Run for Veterans is being organized as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The 5k Run and Walk fundraiser is set for September 8th. Organizers say the event will bring more awareness to Veterans and all proceeds will be donated to the traveling amputee softball team.
For more information please visit http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2012/apr/28/5k-fundraiser-announced-for-wounded-warrior-amputee-softball-team/ .
Finally, simply thank a veteran. Thank with them your whole heart and tell them you appreciate them.
Enjoy the dog days of summer and remember those who fight for you and your family.
Ed: Claire is continuing to research and we hope to bring future stories about local businesses created by this project. Please let us know if you know of any!