BENEFITING: Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2014
Did you know that Virginia is home to over 840,000 veterans? Among them are those who are fighting to overcome significant challenges such as the loss of one or more limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Additionally, many veterans are struggling to overcome mental health issues, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness. The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) offers services to all veterans in the commonwealth, regardless of their state of legal residence. The VWWP provides behavioral health, rehabilitation services, and support to veterans, National Guard members, reservists, and their family members. As of February, 2014, the program has:
Delivered 5,431 individual services delivered (Information and Referrals + Direct Services)
Provided 1,938 individuals information and referrals
Provided 3,453 individual direct services
Conducted 712 community events by VWWP staff
Sponsored or Co-sponsored community events reaching 171,706 Virginians
Sponsored 64 VWWP briefings specifically targeted to a military audiences reaching 4851 military personnel and families
Donations to VWWP are used for direct veterans services for veterans and their families and outreach to let veterans and their families know what services exist. No donations are used for staff, administration, or fundraising.
To increase awareness and raise funds for this worthy program, I am running in the 39th Marine Corps Marathon on October 26, 2014. I will be running 26.2 miles with the Marines, representing, remembering, and honoring our veterans with every mile. As part of my fundraising activities, I am humbly requesting donations. Your contribution, in any amount, will go directly to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program to serve those to whom we owe the most. Thank you for your support of the VWWP and my run!
If you are a veteran in need, or you know of one, please direct them to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program for assistance.