Across the country, HealthMarkets employees and independent agents with HealthMarkets Insurance Agency sent in videos of them getting wet as they completed our corporate “Take the Plunge” challenge to raise $50,000 for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the organization’s mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound coincident to their military service, their families, and caregivers. With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. It is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while on deployment.
WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP takes a holistic approach to helping injured veterans by assisting in physical rehabilitation, aiding in their mental and emotional recovery, assisting them to achieve their educational and employment goals, and helping them maintain their independence and stay connected with their families, their communities, and each other – all free of charge. WWP encourages wounded service members as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve those with visible and invisible wounds of war, their families, and caregivers.
HealthMarkets is proud to support WWP in its efforts to serve injured veterans, their families, and caregivers. To get involved and learn more about WWP, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.