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Resources for wounded veterans and disabled athletes

Wounded Warrior Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; helps injured service members aid and assist each other; and provides direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

 

Disabled Sports USA

www.dsusa.org
With more than 100 chapters in 37 states, provides adaptive sports programs for youths and adults with disabilities, helping them develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.

 

Challenged Athletes Foundation

www.challengedathletes.org
Provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

 

Association for Service Disabled Veterans

www.asdv.org
Creates opportunities for service-disabled veterans to achieve and maintain their rehabilitation through enterprise development and managed employment.

 

U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program

http://usparalympics.org/usoc-paralympic-military-program
Provides post-rehabilitation support and mentoring to veterans who have sustained physical injuries; introduces them to adaptive sport techniques and opportunities through clinics and camps; connects veterans with ongoing Paralympic sports programs in their hometowns.

 

Homes For Our Troops

www.homesforourtroops.org
Assists severely injured servicemen and servicewomen by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinating the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

 

Disabled American Veterans

www.dav.org
Assists veterans with claims for benefits; provides grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide; operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide veterans free rides to and from VA medical facilities and who improve care and morale for sick and disabled veterans.

 

Tee it up for the Troops

www.teeitupforthetroops.com

Garners broad public and corporate support for the needs of veterans and their families through structured, patriotically oriented events at both private and public golf courses, stand-alone fundraising events, sponsorships and direct donations.

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

www.pva.org

Fights for quality health care and decent benefits for all who served; provides opportunities — post serious injury — to get back into life through adaptive sports; helps veterans with disabilities get good jobs and careers; educates clinicians about spinal cord injury/dysfunction; invests in a cure for paralysis.

 

Semper Fi Fund

http://semperfifund.org

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, directing urgently needed resources to post 9-11 Marines and sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force or Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces. Provides financial relief; service member and family support; specialized and adaptive equipment; adaptive housing; adaptive transportation; education and career transition assistance; therapeutic arts; and Team Semper Fi.

One Comment

  1. Great list! Disabled Sports USA has 14 chapters in Colorado. The list is here: http://www.dsusa.org/chapter.html

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