The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is on a mission to not only raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, but to help injured service members aid and assist each other while providing unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
One way to raise awareness of the injured service members is to introduce them and tell their stories, which the WWP is doing under the “Meet the Warriors” section of its website. In their stories, the veterans tell how they were injured, and, while sad, the stories are also filled with optimism and hope.
In addition, the WWP says one of its primary goals is to provide a voice for wounded warriors and their families. The project says it accomplishes that by working with Congress and the federal government to promote forward-looking policy, organizing calls-to-action, and keeping our constituency informed about changes in laws and regulations. It creates, advocates, and lobbies for legislation that will support wounded warriors and their families long into the future, and the organization is not shy about using the website to pressure the government, as with a recent story in which the WWP called on “the Department Of Veterans Affairs and the White House to make good on promised benefits.”
For using the Internet to create a community for wounded veterans, and to for honoring their sacrifices, the Wounded Warriors Project’s website is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
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