The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a national, non-partisan organization whose mission is to “honor and empower Wounded Warriors,” and whose vision is “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” Recently, they’ve been getting backing from CompTIA and its IT Futures Foundation to offer a path into IT work for returning wounded veterans through providing free testing vouchers to the WWP’s clients. Vouchers were first made available in July 2011, and their delivery will continue until the end of 2014, with a total of up to 5,000 vouchers to be made available (with a value of nearly $400K).
This is an eminently worthwhile organization, with opportunities for volunteer work of all kinds, and a presssing need for donations to help meet the needs of wounded veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq achieve a successful re-entry into civilian life, work, and family. I just made a $50 donation on my credit card to the group, and I urge all of my employed readers to do what they can to help out a terrific organization, and the clients they serve. These people have suffered on our behalf, and we owe it to them to give something back, however small, to express our thanks for their service and sacrifice.
I am contacting the organization to learn more about volunteer opportunities and will report back when I get more information. Stay tuned!