Huffpost Impact: Helping America Fulfill Its Promise to Veterans

Great article today by John Roberts of WWP on HuffPost Impact. Roberts lays out in detail the difficulty America is having fulfilling its promise to wounded veterans and generously compliments the Wounded Warrior Project for its work in aiding wounded vets.

In particular, Roberts notes:

And while every case has its own wrinkles, stories of wounded service members struggling with health issues and struggling to secure benefits aren’t unique. That’s why WWP has invested strategically in its Benefits Service program. Since 2008, WWP has helped injured veterans secure $190,432,805 in earned benefits. In 2015, 89.2 percent of benefits claims supported by WWP were awarded — a remarkable success rate.

WWP has also successfully spearheaded two laws that have positively reshaped the landscape for injured veterans and their families: The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) and the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.

We highlight these two paragraphs because given all the media criticism that has been heaped upon the organization and us over the past few months, its nice to see WWP recognized by at least one media outlet for doing something right. We also note that HuffPost Impact's editorial focus is on "what's working." We gratefully accept the recognition.

Apologies are welcome.

About this Blog

This blog was created by Steven Nardizzi, former CEO of Wounded Warrior Project and Al Giordano, former COO. On March 10, 2016, we were fired by the board of the WWP in the wake of media reports about wasteful spending at the charity we had led for eight years. In the same press release announcing our firings, the Board of WWP issued findings of an independent investigation disproving the allegations contained in those media reports. Nevertheless, the media's false reporting has taken hold and and we are forced to defend ourselves and the wonderful organization and people that has done so much help our wounded veterans.

© 2016 by Steven Nardizzi and Al Giordano