PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As America recognizes the heroes who have selflessly served and sacrificed for this country, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is celebrating Pittsburgh-area veterans by participating in the 2015 Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, a group of 55 WWP Alumni will be cheered on by the grateful citizens of Pittsburgh as they parade through the downtown area. Following the parade, WWP will host these wounded veterans, caregivers, and family members for a luncheon where they will learn about the 20 free programs and services WWP offers to its Alumni.
"We are humbled to join our fellow citizens in honoring our nation's servicemen and servicewomen this Veterans Day," said Steve Nardizzi, CEO of WWP. "As we pause and reflect on the service and sacrifices made by our nation's veterans, it is important to renew our commitment to support those who have returned and continue to return from conflicts overseas."
Through its #VeteransDayIs social campaign, WWP is encouraging Americans to support veterans by posting about what #VeteransDayIs to them. Supporters can engage through different social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.
Recently, WWP released the annual Wounded Warrior Project Alumni Survey, which surveyed tens of thousands of injured veterans. Based on the responses of more than 23,000 wounded service members, it includes the largest sample size of veterans injured since 9/11 and is the most statistically relevant survey response of that population to date. The year-over-year data provided by this survey allows WWP to establish a baseline, identify trends, compare these outcomes with those of other military populations, and measure the impact of and inform changes to WWP programs and services.
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide for those who have honorably served this country, WWP will launch a first-of-its-kind medical care network in 2016, Warrior Care Network™, to connect wounded veterans and their families with world-class, individualized mental health care. Warrior Care Network will increase access to quality care for two of the most commonly experienced wounds of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). WWP and its Warrior Care Network partners will commit $100 million over three years to ensure that thousands of wounded veterans do not fall through the cracks.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose 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