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.