Wounded Warriors

7369234212_3b0f2324e0_cFrom Wikipedia, the origin of wounded warrior was:

On April 30, 2004, the U.S. Army introduced the Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3) in response to the growing number of soldiers wounded in operations in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. In November 2005, the name was changed to the Army Wounded Warrior Program to more clearly identify the population served by the program.[2]

All wounded, injured and ill soldiers are assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit;[3] those with extensive medical needs are simultaneously assigned to the Army Wounded Warrior Program and receive a local AW2 Advocate for long-term assistance.[4]

1  Living with PTSD for veteran with new-born baby: “Help Us Get Through Fussy Time”:

Our little miracle, Emery, was born at the beginning of October. I was so blessed to have an amazing labor and delivery and healthy baby girl. After all the heartache of infertility, everything was what I imagined it would be and more. The early days after bringing her home presented some challenges that any new parent faces but Bryan was so patient and supportive of me through the first few weeks.

Bryan’s biggest fear is falling down the stairs while holding her or tripping since his legs don’t always work properly. So far he holds her close and watches each step he makes and he hasn’t tripped. Every night after she has a bath and a full belly, they cuddle on the couch. He lays her on his chest and she dozes off to sleep until we go to bed. It is the sweetest thing I have ever seen.

Emery started to be more alert and she went through her first developmental leap around four weeks. Bryan would get home from work right at her fussy time. She only wanted me to nurse her and comfort her. It broke my heart that he only saw her at her hardest time of the day. The screaming was really hard on him and he would admit that sometimes he just couldn’t listen to it anymore. I think this is pretty normal for a new dad but even more difficult for a wounded warrior. I didn’t want him to get overwhelmed when he held his crying daughter. I would ask if he wanted me to take her, and sometimes I just took over. We were both navigating this together.

Bryan can’t do much to help with the night feedings. Unfortunately, her cries or the having light on when I am feeding her wakes him up. He has been struggling with the lack of sleep. There have been a few times where he has been late for work because he can’t get out of bed. With his TBI, he requires a lot of sleep so I know this is hard on him. Now that she is getting up only once a night, it is much better.

2.  Social Security benefits for wounded warriors

3.  From FEMA-

FEMA gives jobs to Wounded Warriors (disabled veterans) through the Schedule A direct hiring authority. They must have a service-related disability of 30% or more. The hiring process is streamlined and non-competitive.

For more information on Schedule A, please see Increasing Federal Employment of People with Disabilities or contact the FEMA Selective Placement Coordinator.

3.  Related links from FEMA-

Wounded Warrior Project
How Do Wounded Warriors Apply for FEMA Positions?
Warriors to Work – The Wounded Warrior Project program – provides career guidance and support services to Wounded Warriors interested in returning to civilian work
Army Wounded Warrior Program – The official U.S. Army program – helps and stands up for injured soldiers
Air Force Wounded Warrior Program – The Air Force’s wounded warrior support programs
Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment – The Marine Corps’ regiment to help the wounded and their families
Military Family Program – Resources for soldiers and their families
Veteran’s Preference Advisor – Determine eligibility for 10-point preference hiring on the U.S. Department of Labor site
Feds Hire Vets – Federal Employment information for Veterans
Vet Success – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site

5.  About the Wounded Warrior Project–

Wounded Warrior Project–http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

Wounded Warrior Project spends 58% of donations on veterans programs

Wounded Warrior Project spends 58% of donations on veterans programs-from The Tampa Bay Times

Wounded Warrior Project, created in 2003, has become one of the fastest-growing veterans’ charities in the country.

It was also one of the most requested when the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting asked readers to suggest charities to investigate.

Readers wanted to know how Wounded Warrior was using its donations and whether the charity was spending a large portion of those donations to hire for-profit corporations to raise money.

To find out, reporters examined four years of tax filings and reviewed thousands of actions by charity regulators across the nation to determine if the charity had violated laws governing charity operations.

Unlike the 50 worst charities the Times and CIR named on its list of America’s worst, Wounded Warrior does not rely heavily on for-profit solicitation companies to raise money. And it does not pay telemarketers to drum up donations.

Instead, it uses a combination of fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, advertising and direct mail appeals.

Last year, the charity raised nearly $150 million

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