JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is entering the final week of giving, and potential donors can select Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) as their donation recipient. Participants have until Dec. 31 to make a donation through the world's largest and most successful annual workplace-charity campaign. CFC raises millions of dollars each year for eligible non-profits and provides the perfect opportunity for military and civilian federal employees to get involved by supporting causes they believe in.
CFC helped WWP reached a significant milestone in 2015, when it officially welcomed its 80,000th wounded service member. In addition, WWP provided the following to its Alumni in fiscal year 2015:
- 18,052 injured service members, and their caregivers, and family members participated in Physical Health & Wellness (PH&W) programs, designed to reduce stress, combat depression, and promote an overall healthy and active lifestyle.
- 1,845 Alumni peddled in 66 Soldier Ride® events, a program that provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country for wounded service members.
- 2,555 wounded veterans, and their caregivers, and family members' skills were matched with employers and went to work through a Warriors to Work® placement.
- 493 of this generation's most critically wounded service members experienced a better quality of life through the Independence Program.
- 31,584 participants experienced camaraderie, fun, and fellowship at 4,887 Alumni events across the United States.
- 2,879 injured service members, and their caregivers, and family members set long-term mental health goals at key stages during the recovery and transition process through Combat Stress Recovery Program.
"Tens of thousands of injured service members, their caregivers, and family members receive support each year through more than 20 life-saving programs," said Adam Silva, chief programs officer for WWP. "The outpouring of generous support from an effort like CFC is crucial in our continuing efforts to honor and empower our nations bravest. The critical resources raised through this campaign, give us the ability to continue to provide our uniquely structured programs and services to warriors, free of charge."
As CFC 2015 comes to an end, WWP is asking donors to consider Wounded Warrior Project, #11425, as a choice for CFC contributions, a kindness that would honor a wounded veteran's sacrifice and service for a lifetime. Pledges can be made through an employee's local CFC office using the WWP CFC code #11425. Click here to locate your local office.
Donors can also help spread the word by sharing with colleagues, friends, and family that the gifts they contribute will continue to impact and change the lives of injured veterans through WWP programs and services.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project