Friday, April 19, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project Gathering

by KAREN LAGRANGE COX

Lafayette area veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), along with their family support members, socialized over dinner at Fezzo’s in Broussard last week.

While at Fezzo’s, the veterans presented a plaque to Acadiana Hospice for their support and for allowing WWP the use of their facility for their monthly peer support group meetings for the last three years.

The Wounded Warrior Project, started in 2003, is a non-profit veterans service organization which empowers veterans and their families to keep pushing, to keep going. Their mission is “to honor and empower wounded warriors.” According to their website, “through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.” (source)

LaShonda Johnson, GySgt United States Marine Corp (USMC), is peer leader specialist and in charge of volunteers. Johnson is based in Houston, Texas and attended the recent event at Fezzo’s with the veterans.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website.

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