The Gingrich Foundation is proud to recognize the Wounded Warrior Project as its charity of the month for September in recognition of its work to help military veterans transition back into civilian life after service.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a national nonprofit founded in 2003 in Roanoke, Virginia. It is now headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Based on the experiences of John Melia, who was injured in a helicopter crash off the coast of Somalia while serving in the U.S. military, the Wounded Warrior Project understands that the rehabilitation process for veterans persists long after their hospital stay is over.
More than 52,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent military conflicts. Roughly 320,000 veterans are experiencing debilitating brain trauma. While five hundred thousand veterans live with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Wounded Warrior Project strives to assist these courageous men and women and their families by offering counseling, healthy lifestyle classes for physical wellness, peer support, and other services such as speech therapy. Wounded Warrior also runs a career center to help veterans find opportunities for their civilian futures.
Please join the Gingrich Foundation in supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.