Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Spotlight - 3 Ways to Give Back to Veterans You Need to Know


The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a vital resource for retired combat veterans. It provides access to services and support they need to transition into civilian life.

This would not be possible without the support of the wider community, whose contributions help fund the organization’s life-changing work. Here are three ways in which you can give back to military veterans through WWP:


1. Become a Corporate Sponsor

Corporate sponsorships are an essential resource for WWP. The organization currently works with more than a dozen sponsors, including Under Armour, AmazonSmile, and the NFL. By pledging an annual donation to WWP, your company can join this list and help contribute to the recovery of veterans from across the US.

The organization also has a special sponsorship program for those who give between $2,500 and $99,999 per year. These “corporate champions” receive access to WWP assets in return for their generous support.


2. Participate in a Soldier Ride

Every year, WWP hosts the Soldier Ride event as a way of encouraging residents of Long Island to support veterans who sustained injuries in combat. Participants have the opportunity to set their own fundraising goals. Friends and family can support participants by donating while they complete their 25-mile rides. In 2020, WWP moved the Soldier Ride online but encouraged participants to organize their own rides and ask their loved ones to donate.


3. Run in a Carry Forward 5K

You can support the work of the WWP by participating in one of the Carry Forward 5K events that the organization hosts across the country throughout the year. Most runners use these events as a way to raise money, but there are other unique ways to support veterans. For instance, WWP encourages participants to carry weights or people on their backs as they run to honor veterans and the burdens that they bear for our country. 

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