Monday, April 1, 2013

Fundraising Update as of 1 April


With 3 weeks to go before the ride starts, I want to thank supporters of Phil's Epic Ride Across America to benefit our nation’s wounded servicemen and women through Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.  It is only with the generous support that make it possible for WWP to fulfill their vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history.

Again, thank you for your support and please spread the word! Every dollar counts.

When you support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. We’re an apolitical organization by design. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.

Who We Serve
Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded.

Fiscal Responsibility
WWP continuously strives to keep administrative and fundraising costs associated with operation as low as possible. Based on WWP’s fiscal year 2011 audited financial statements ending September 30, 2011, 82.8 percent of total expenditures went to provide services and programs for our Wounded Warriors and their families.

Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity
Wounded Warrior Project is proud to be a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. This prestigious accreditation is only given to those nonprofit organizations that meet the 20 rigorous “Standards of Charity Accountability” related to how they govern their organization, the ways they spend their money, the truthfulness of their representations, and their willingness to disclose basic information to the public.