As of May 1st, there were 6,436 casualties, 48,011 wounded soldiers, 320,000 soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, and 400,000 soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder estimated in those who served our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Tax Defense Network has a long history of assisting many military men and women and their families with their tax problems, but felt compelled to get more involved in helping wounded veterans coming back from combat.
Tax Defense Network spent two weeks raising funds through employees and their families for the Wounded Warrior Project. Employees were educated on the problems facing America’s veterans upon returning home. Daily “Meet a Warrior” emails retelling stories featured on the Wounded Warrior Project website helped employees get a sense of how their contributions were helping. In addition to this, certain contribution levels were rewarded with the option to wear casual clothes to work. Many Tax Defense Network employees also threw on patriotic colors to show their appreciation for our veterans.
The Wounded Warrior Project services that Tax Defense Network donations went toward include:
- Combat Stress Recovery
- Family Support
- Transition Training
- Workforce Placement
- Adaptive Sports Events
- Engagement with Other Wounded Warriors and peer Mentors
- Upcoming: Two education facilities located in Jacksonville, FL and San Antonio, TX
Employee donations over the two-week period totaled $1246. Tax Defense Network proudly contributes this donation to a wonderful cause and continues to look for ways to assist military men and women and their families.
For more information, or to find out how you can get involved with the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website at WoundedWarriorProject.org or contact the Jacksonville, Florida office at 877-832-6997.