Good Neighbors in a Hail Storm--And Long after the Storm Has Passed
The Warrior Games presented by Deloitte was created in 2010 as an introduction to Paralympic sports for injured service members and veterans. The competition has become a springboard for many service members and veterans to continue participating in sports programs in their communities after the event. Since its inception, medical treatment facilities, Warrior Transition Units and Wounded Warrior Battalions East (Camp Lejeune) and West (Camp Pendleton) have seen a more than 20-percent increase in sports program participation by wounded, ill and injured service members.
More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and women and veterans are expected to compete in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track & field and wheelchair basketball) in 2012. All eligible athletes will be drawn proportionately from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations based on their disability.
Operation Homefront serves the emergency financial and other needs of our military families and wounded warriors. The organization provides food and financial assistance, auto, home and appliance repair, furniture and household items, and many other needs.
The March of Dimes is dedicated to "working together for stronger, healthier babies." Donations to the organization help support medical research and educational programs for mothers-to-be. The March of Dimes also offers advocacy programs and support for parents of premature babies.
For more than 30 years, the Make a Wish Foundation has brought hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
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