Wounded Warrior Project comes to St. George

ST. GEORGE – The Wounded Warrior Project will be represented at the St. George Vet Center on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. If you have served in post-9/11 combat you qualify for their services. The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to to honor and empower wounded warriors by:

  • Raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members
  • Helping injured service members aid and assist each other
  • Providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members

“This is a tremendous program, and a tremendous resource that we are lucky to have coming to our area,” said Stephen T. Myer of the American Legion based out of Hurricane. Resources

Event details

  • When: Thursday, June 12, 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: St. George Vet Center, 1664 S Dixie Dr, St. George
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Bruce Solomon | Telephone: 435-673-4494

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  • Ryan June 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

    The Wounded Warrior Project is mostly a scam. The founders and administrators have 7-figure incomes. They’re making obscene amounts of money through advertising and marketing. They are clearly for profit for themselves.

    -D O L

  • EL JEFE June 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    “If you have served in post-911 combat you qualify for their services”…..gee….I guess I’m lucky I served in Vietnam combat (PRE-911). I wouldn’t want to be eligible for, and be a burden on their services.

  • Matthew Sevald June 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Ryan, I agree with you. Check out wwp (the legit organization, not the other scams which use its name) on charity watch dog websites.
    They pay A TON of money to their administration (to the tune of around $5 million, the CEO gets about $333,000 a year)
    Now, in all fairness, I benefited from the WWP 9 years ago when I was wounded, but the organization is different now than it was then. Back when the war was on and casualties were heavy, it was much more oriented towards the troops and their families. There was a lot of personal volunteering and getting wounded people out of the hospitals and into fishing,hunting,outdoor recreation, other activities with regular Americans who were donating their resources out of the goodness of their hearts to make the troops feel normal again.
    After I finished my convalescence I attempted to volunteer and was told that the WWP was redirecting its attention towards fundraising and that they would appreciate my money more than my time. I haven’t looked back.
    Now, if you want a GREAT charity, look at the Fisher House Foundation.
    They are the military (civilian run) version of the Jubilee Homes that DRMC operates. Picture this: you just learned through a 3am phone call that your loved one was just blown to pieces or burned beyond recognition, you get flown across the country to a town and state you’ve never heard of, you go onto a military base and hospital when you’re alien to that culture, and all you can worry about is “will I get to see my loved one before they die?” The Fisher House charity gives rooms, suites, money for food and rental cars, and I’ve even seen money for your bills back home too, to eliminate the worldly concerns while you’re in the worst days, weeks, or months of your life.
    The way they operated at Brooke Army Medical Center on Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX when I was there from Jan 2005 – Nov 2006 was heaven on earth. They were the most gracious, kind, go-above-and-beyond people who would do anything to lessen the slightest bit of pain or inconvenience for you so that all of your energies could be focused on spending those final moments without other worries, or so that you could focus on the long road of recovery ahead and get better faster.
    I have donated to FHF in the past and will continue to do so. But as a former vet who has dealt with the WWP – it can go fly a kite.

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