The Combat Wounded Coalition will host its signature Jumping for a Purpose event as part of the 2017 USO Warrior Week (June 02-04). This event is a family friendly, public festival with live entertainment, vendors, and military displays; attracting over 500, 000 visitors to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The weekend is focused around recognizing wounded warriors. Skydiving will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront between 7th and 11th Streets. Our goal this June is to provide opportunities for 25 wounded warriors from across the country to participate in this June's event. We want to give these warriors a sense of empowerment in their lives again and show them that if the can overcome the anxiety of jumping from a perfectly good airplanes, there are few obstacles in life that they cannot overcome.
After almost a year developing Wounded Wear's new strategic plan, we launched the beginning stages of the new coalition, our new pilot program, our commitment to work with any and all vetted organizations to help warriors find Purpose and Peace. Wounded Wear proudly presents The Combat Wounded Coalition. While the demand for clothing kits continues to grow, we recognize that combat-wounded warriors have evolving needs. We have strategically expanded our mission to better support the current and forecasted needs of combat-wounded warriors. Our new expanded mission rests upon the Pillars of Pride, Power, Purpose, and Peace. While we have been executing our prior missions of Pride through the clothing, and Power through Jumping for a Purpose, we recognize that Combat-wounded veterans experience the different stages of healing on their own timelines and that it is critical to assist them find the two most critical elements - Purpose and Peace.
Wounded Wear was the foundation. The clothing is the gateway, but it is merely the beginning. We now have to help guys to the end and the future of this relies on the brotherly love that built Wounded Wear into what we are today and that will carry us into the future. It will rely on the support of every person out there, every American across this country, as volunteers, as sponsors, as donors, as non-profits supporting combat wounded warriors and for-profits looking to employ and assist combat wounded warriors. We must build a coalition to achieve success.
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