nathanpolny's profile image - click for profile

Nathan Polny's Fundraiser:

Ducks for Hero’s - Duck 45

Nathan's Photo

BENEFITING: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

ORGANIZER: American Hotel

EVENT: Duck Derby

EVENT DATE: Jan 16, 2017

Nathan Polny

THE STORY:

American Hotel Register wrote -

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.

Surviving the battlefield

With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.

In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$25

MONEY RAISED
  • Nathan Polny

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $670 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

American Hotel Register

Amount Raised

$545

Fundraiser Title

dennis lackey

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Nathan Polny

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Nathan Polny

Nathan Polny

DONATION: $25

3 years ago