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Wounded Warrior Newsletter - October 2011

In this email:
New Beginnings for Injured Heroes | 9/11 Artifact on Display | Put Veteran in Veterans Day | Warrior Finds Purpose | NFL Player Makes a Warrior's Day | Military Appreciation Day | Support from Hartz Mountain | Donate | Events

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New Beginnings Made Possible by Your Support

Giving wounded warriors a new beginning — in higher education, meaningful careers, or businesses of their own — is the goal of our economic empowerment programs. View how these programs change the lives of injured heroes.

With your gift of $50, $75, or $100 today, you can help injured servicemen and women begin a new life.

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Upcoming Events
3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk
October 8, 2011
Old River-Winfree, TX
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Believe in Heroes™
Walk for Warriors

October 8, 2011
San Diego, CA
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2nd Annual Red, White,
Blue & Green Golf Benefit

October 10, 2011
Weldon Spring, MO
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Believe in Heroes™
Walk for Warriors
October 15, 2011
Charlotte, NC
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Virginia Beach Nationals
Wrestling Championships

October 21 - 22, 2011
Virginia Beach, VA
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Soldier Ride Phoenix
October 22, 2011
Apache Junction, AZ
Click here for details.


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Dear caring friend,

Like you, all of us at Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) paused last month to remember the Americans killed on September 11, 2001. We also renewed our commitment to honoring and empowering wounded warriors who have made great sacrifices on battlefields since that tragic day.

I am deeply grateful for your support of WWP programs like our Combat Stress Recovery Program, economic empowerment programs, and the Peer Mentoring program that impact the lives of so many wounded warriors.

I hope the stories in this month's newsletter will inspire you to continue your generous and essential support of WWP.

Thank you,

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Steven Nardizzi
Executive Director
Wounded Warrior Project

9/11 Artifact on Display at WWP Sacrifice Center

A piece of steel that came crashing down with the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now on display at the new WWP Sacrifice Center in Jacksonville, Florida. This 9/11 artifact was donated by New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. WWP is proud and humbled to be entrusted with it.

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Put the Veteran Back in Veterans Day™

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The WWP Believe in Heroes™ campaign kicked off on September 11 and will run through Veterans Day. This nationwide initiative includes a series of special events and observances to remind Americans of the sacrifices our current generation of veterans have made. You can help raise awareness for wounded warriors' needs by hosting a Believe in Heroes celebration on or near November 11. Order your Believe in Heroes party-in-a-box today to start planning your event!

Warrior Finds Purpose

Wounded warrior Luke Murphy shares his story about how WWP helped him find purpose. As Luke puts it, "Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] put me back together. Wounded Warrior Project helped put me back into society, and Soldier Ride [a WWP program] showed me that society was there to receive me."

NFL Player Makes a Warrior's Day

U.S. Army Sgt. David Cox did not like being around people. "I'd lock myself in my house," said Cox. He credits WWP with helping him to overcome his isolation. The transition into civilian life has been slow but with big rewards. In August, Cox visited the Colts' training camp. He was surprised when Dallas Clark, an Indianapolis Colts' tight end, thanked him for his service. Those ten minutes with Clark are something that Cox will never forget. Cox keeps the football Clark signed alongside his military honors as a reminder of "an amazing day."

ACC Kicks Off Military Appreciation Day

Every football team in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will host and honor a WWP alumnus at a home game this season. The ACC tribute to the armed forces will also extend to the post season with special events tied to the December 28 Military Bowl in Washington, DC.

Hartz Mountain Corporation's Support Grows to Over $138,000!

The Hartz Mountain Corporation has made a three-year commitment to supporting WWP programs and services by donating a portion of all Hartz pet product sales at military partners, DeCA, AAFES, and NexCom. Earlier this summer, Hartz presented their second annual check to WWP in the amount of $138,580. In addition, they plan to donate $1.00 to WWP for every special-edition Hartz Military Dog Toy sold to both military and civilian accounts. This could potentially double their 2011 donation! View options for how your company can get involved in supporting Wounded Warrior Project.

Continue to Honor Our Wounded Heroes

With the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 just weeks ago, it is important to remember all of the service members who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom. Please continue to honor our wounded heroes by supporting WWP programs with your gift of $50, $75, or $100 today.





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