Friday, April 25, 2008

Wounded Warrior Project Offers Opportunities for Volunteering

If you’re looking for a project for which to volunteer, consider the Wounded Warrior Project, whose purpose is:

  • To raise aware and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women
  • To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other
  • To provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs

Right now the organization’s three-day Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride “White House to Lighthouse Challenge” is taking place.

The ride began with an address from President Bush at the White House, and the website for the Wounded Warrior Project gives this schedule for the three days:

  • On Thursday, April 24th, Soldier Ride will start at the White House, stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and continue to Baltimore. This day of riding is by invitation only.
  • On Friday, the ride will begin with a "support the troops" rally at Baltimore Maryland's Inner Harbor Harborplace Ampitheater at 10 am and proceed to Jonas Green Park in Annapolis. The kickoff event will honor the wounded veterans and the recently redeployed 58th Infantry Brigade of the Maryland Army National Guard.
  • On Saturday, the ride begins and ends at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis. The riders will ride through historic Annapolis, the US Naval Academy, and along the Chesapeake Bay.

On the website under “Get Involved” are many different kinds of ways to help, and volunteering can address the organization’s slogan “the greatest casualty is being forgotten.”

Wounded Warrior Project is one organization that lets severely wounded soldiers know that the general public cares about them. This project deserves to be supported – learn more at

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