Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership
WWP Grant Program Broadens Network of Support and Services for Injured Service Members
Jun 11, 2015, 11:00 ET
PENDER, Neb., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) has received a grant from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to work on economic empowerment for eligible veterans. WWP's Grant Program, now in its fourth year, is expanding the availability of programs and services that provide support to this generation of injured service members.
The services that will be offered directly with NENCAP resources will include rent or mortgage assistance; utility assistance; assistance with rent and/or utility deposits; weatherization assistance; Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) and Head Start Programs; an immunization program; commodities and food pantries; gas vouchers as needed for employment or medical travel; career development assistance; financial literacy courses; and other services that directly impact the economic well-being of the eligible veteran.
NENCAP is finishing its second grant year with the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The focus of this program is to end homelessness among of heroic veterans. During those two years, NENCAP has identified and served significantly more eligible veterans than anticipated. This WWP funding will allow NENCAP to better stabilize households that have already been identified, and to continue efforts to find and serve veterans who are in economic trouble.
"NENCAP is fortunate to receive Wounded Warrior Project funding to fill the gap created by a greater than expected need among the veterans in our service area," said Robin Snyder, executive director at NENCAP.
"Working together with these excellent organizations, we are expanding and strengthening the network of support we can provide to our warriors, free of charge," said Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer at WWP. "Side by side with WWP, our grant recipients are creating and deploying critically needed, specialized programs and services across the country, ensuring that no warrior falls through the cracks."
WWP focuses on providing grants to organizations that operate in underserved areas or provide services outside the scope of WWP's 20 free programs and services. NENCAP was selected as a grant recipient because it delivers services that will address economic problems that this generation of injured service members experience, a funding priority that WWP selected based on direct feedback from injured veterans in WWP's Annual Alumni Survey. Since 2010, WWP has been using survey data to identify gaps in existing services and support. The results help WWP gauge the top issues that injured veterans, their families, and caregivers struggle with as they transition from military to civilian life.
It is estimated that over 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent military conflicts; another 320,000 have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment, and as many as 400,000 additional service members live with the invisible wounds of war, including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
For more information on WWP's Grant Program and a description of the grant recipients, please visit 2015 WWP Grant Program.
Get social! Follow WWP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wwp), Twitter (@WWP), Instagram (https://instagram.com/wwp/) and Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/WoundedWarriorProjec), and Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership on http://www.nencap.org/ or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northeast-Nebraska-Community-Action-Partnership-Inc/132332933507094), to see how we're working together to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
About Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership
NENCAP is a private non-profit corporation that currently serves a 14-county region in Northeast Nebraska. The region includes the following counties: Antelope, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Saunders (WIC only), Stanton, Thurston, Washington and Wayne.
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.
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