Some of the Veterans We Have Helped
                               

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Hanson Family

"Words cannot express the way that Wounded Veterans Project has helped me and my family make a very critical move in life due to the pandemic. We lost our home in one state that we were renting all of the sudden and didn't have any emergency money to do it. We frantically searched for help and support. We finally ran across the Wounded Veterans Project and they made it happen for us. We didn't get the moon and the stars but we got what we needed to pack up and move to a more affordable state and as of now we are ok again. God bless the folks of the Wounded Veterans Project." - Ryan Hans

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Rocky Hill Veterans Home

WVP sent them 75 pairs of slippers to help keep Veterans warm and comfortable.

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Messier Family

"On January 21, 2021 our family home burned down and all was lost. I was completely devastated about this but what made it worse was that my husband was away for training, we have a 2.5 year old daughter, and I am 7 1/2 months pregnant. Within a day of the fire, my husband was contacted by Jeannie and told about her organization, The Wounded Veterans Project. She reached out wanting to help my family with financial and physical needs. Jeannie later contacted me to inform me that a check was in the mail, and I received it within a week. We are so grateful for the generous donation from The Wounded Veterans Project and will use that to rebuild our new home. We are thankful for the kind people that exist in this world and will pay it forward to others in need." -Melissa Messier

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Persian Gulf Memorial

We were one of the sponsors that helped fund this beautiful memorial in Windsor Locks om Elm Street.

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Family

Sometimes in life we face different challenges. When we are going through tough situations, we need someone to be kind and extend their helping hand. I am a Combat Veteran and  many of us sometimes don’t have many people around us who are willing to help for whatever reason that may be. This is what I went through when the Pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020. I was struggling and having to decide between feeding my children or paying rent and other bills. I was not being able to go to work as we were in quarantine and my children were fully remote. The great people of the leasing office where I live suggested I could reach out to Jeannie Miller. This sweet lady helped with my rent payment, and alleviated my situation. The process was quick and easy and I will be forever grateful for this organization. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. -Jen and kids

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Peircy's Family

We cannot say thank you enough for how truly humbled we are at the generosity your organization has shown us.  2020 was a rough year for everyone.  Thanks to your Wounded Veterans Project we were able to give our children a wonderful Christmas and not have to stress about utility bills and medical bills that were overwhelming us.  The process was smooth and Jeannie was a blessing to work with.  It's great to know that there is somewhere to turn to when things get hard.  

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Kowalczik Family

 

I have said this many times before:

 

When you serve, its about the person standing next to you and this should not change just because we no longer wear the uniform, and Wounded Veterans Project, Inc. did just that.

 

On 22 April, my dog Bean was rushed to the emergency room for the second time this month. He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). It is a disease where the immune system destroys the body’s red blood cells. IMHA is a very treatable disease and up to 75% of dogs can recover with the right treatment plan, however this disease is extremely dangerous and variable, with no predictability. While the doctors were confident with a treatment plan, the amount of time before Bean’s body reacts to the medications was a guessing game and the treatments are expensive. The two things we needed most were patience and money.

 

With me being out of work due to Covid, I had plenty of one and not enough of the other.

 

When Wounded Veterans Project learned about Bean, they reached out to me and offered to help right away with a very generous $500 donation towards his treatment bill. I didn’t know about this organization and while I am a Veteran, I am not a wounded or a combat Veteran, yet they still offered to help, without question. For them, they didn’t care about the uniform or how dirty it was, it was about the person standing next to them and I am forever grateful for that.

 

As I write this, Bean is still recovering, but he is home. He is home because of so many generous people, like Jeannine Miler and the Wounded Veterans Project for helping us with the costs of Bean’s treatment. It’s nice to know that there are people and organizations out there who can help when you need it the most.

 

This has been a very humbling experience to have to ask others for help to pay the vet bill, but it has also showed us the importance and the joy of giving back and helping others.

 

Semper Fi

Chris Kowalczik

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Michael Kilty

US Navy

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wounded Veterans Project and Jeannie Miller for all they’ve done for my father. He just turned 101 this year and isn’t able to do a lot around the house or in the yard and it’s been a little lonely for him with the pandemic. Jeannie arranged a drive by parade that had many veterans, towns folk, neighbors, policemen and firefighters. They all came by honking and waiving with the American flags proudly waiving. Some folks even brought him momentous, cards, posters, balloons and candy. He was so overjoyed with the parade and a form of human contact during the pandemic. WVP also asked people to correspond with him and he received many cards, letters and children’s drawing that continued to brighten his day as he received them. Not only that, WVP has offered assistance with absorbing the cost for tree trimming (still trying to convince him) and has been paying for his snow removal for the past few years. This also helps me tremendously because I work full time and can’t always get there. WVP is a godsend and my father and our family are forever grateful for all they do!!

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Donald Whitehouse

Marines

 

In 1977, I started my military career in the Marine Corp Airwing . After attending aircraft schools I trained to become a plane captain on AV8A Harrier Jets. My first duty station Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point squadron VMA-542.My next duty station I was transferred to squadron VMA-513 in Marine Corp Air Station Yuma AZ. Spent 10 months deployment  aboard the USS Tripoli on a West-Pac cruise launching Marine fighters off her flight deck .                                                                                                                                      I I have participated in many fundraisers for the Wounded Veterans Project. Its heartwarming to see the good they do, and I was happy to be part of it. Little did I know that Wounded Veterans Project would be helping me .             

On  July 17, 2021 I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident. I spent many weeks in a coma and ICU and 3+ weeks at a rehabilitation hospital. The bills were extensive added up quickly.                                                                                                                                                      When I got home Wounded Veterans Project had given me a monetary gift to help with the bills. To all that signed my HUGE get well card. Thank you, it lifted my spirit. This Organization has a huge heart and doing good for veterans. Thank you all for participating in these fundraisers. 

 

                                                                                                 

 

Raymond Dudley

Testimonial Coming Soon but here are some details....

Veteran Ray Dudley’s home suffered a roofing issue during very heavy rainstorms in October.  This caused significant damage to the interior of the house. WVP stepped up and helped pay to fix damage.

Anonymous

I offer heartfelt appreciation to you and the Wounded Veterans Project.  Your dedication and commitment to the ideals of your organization are an inspiration.  

 

I have faced one discouraging challenge after another regarding my right to receive this benefit from the VA.  A while ago the Secretary of the VA said that the VA will be more welcoming to women veterans but with this great bureaucracy, improvements have been slow.  I'm not finished in this fight for self-esteem, confidence and the quality of life that we women veterans deserve.  Thank you so much for providing this for me and realizing the struggle is real.  You have brought a bit of sunshine to my life.

 

I am grateful and humbled by your service to veterans.  

However, I would like to remain anonymous.  

(FYI, Wounded Veterans Project helped purchase this Veteran a wig due to medical conditions)

Agawam Veteran Cemetery

WVP donated 10 wreaths to be placed on Veterans stones. 

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Rockville Lodge of Elks

I would like to take this time to thank the Wounded Veterans Project for your generous donation to our lodge.

 

On November 18, 2021 our lodge hosted a luncheon for our veterans.  Besides providing a warm meal we also donated gift cards to the veterans.  We also provided gift bags that consisted of toiletries, socks, hats, gloves, and more.

 

Rockville Lodge of Elks #1359 can not thank you enough for your donation.  We are looking forward to the Wounded Veterans Project to be part of more of our community projects in helping our veterans. 

 

      ELKS CARE   -    ELKS SHARE

 

Sincerely,

Pat Carroll

Veterans Committee Chairman

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ANONYMOUS VETERAN

CT Air National Guard

 

My family and I are extremely grateful for the help and support Jeannie Miller and Wounded Veterans Project Inc provided to me and my family during my recovery of surgery. Back in 2018 I have an accident where I suffered compartment syndrome and underwent a few surgeries to repair, and I was left with a deformity in the calf muscle, point of impact of the accident. In 2019 I had knee surgery due to micro fracture that was found a few months after physical therapy from the accident. In 2020, four months into working out, I began having problems and pain to my calf, where it didn’t before. After several appointments the deformity was determined as an internal tear where the muscle would bulge through therefore being restricted and creating the pain and discomfort. I underwent surgery Nov 17, 2021, to have a repair. Once I began physical therapy the deformity returned, and the surgery was deemed unsuccessful, and a second surgery was planned and done on March 17, 2022. While I planned well enough financially, it was unexpected the failure of the surgery and the extended time of being out of work. Being witness to the great work Jeannie Miller and the Wounded Veteran Project has done for veterans, made it easy to put my pride aside and ask for help. They assisted me financially in paying my utilities, alleviating financial stress. Me and my family will greatly pay this forward and support Jeannie Miller and the Wounded Veterans Project Inc in any form I can in the future.

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Alberts Family

USMC

 

I wanted to write to express my gratitude to Jeannie and the folks at the Wounded Veterans Project. I have battled cancer since 2009 and unfortunately last year it returned. The treatment plan was 6 rounds of chemo every 3 weeks. If you’ve ever known anyone having chemotherapy you know how exhausting it is the first 7 days after treatment. Jeannie and her team stepped in and answered the call. How nice it was to receive already prepared meals delivered to my door step! It not only helped with dinners, it also took away the concern of what my family would eat for dinner and lessened the financial burden of the weekly grocery bill. The Wounded Veterans Project, Jeannie and her team care about all the veterans that have served this Country. They show up and answer the call for all those that answered the call for all Americans. Thank you for all you do!

 

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Robert Viscone

Army Vietnam Vet

I am writing on behalf of my Army Vietnam Veteran Uncle. We would like to THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! My Uncle is disabled and his only income is from the V.A.. He has never been married nor had any children. He suffers from PTSD with flashbacks from Vietnam and has had many hospitalizations for his heart condition. Within the last year he has experienced a lot of unexpected difficulties. His vehicle was totaled and his beloved companion/ emotional support dog had to be laid to rest unexpectedly.  With the rising costs of groceries, fuel and bills he is experiencing some financial hardships. I had informed my Uncle about the Wounded Veterans Project and I helped him put in an application for help with his electricity bill. Jeannie had reached out to me to gather all my Uncles information. Shortly after, Jeannie had went above and beyond on paying off my Uncles electric bill. Paying his electric bill has put so much relief on him. My Uncle is very thankful!!! The Wounded Veterans Project is AMAZING!!!! Thank you to everyone that has helped and supported our Veterans!!! Especially Thank You to Jeannie for your support, time, and dedication to this wonderful Wounded Veterans Project and God Bless Our Veterans!!!!  

Thank You Again!!!!

The Viscone Family

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Officer Mike Buck

USAF. 2003-2009. SSgt

I can’t begin to tell everyone how much the support of this organization has meant to me. My friend from the service died suddenly and a bunch of us rallied for his family out of state. The Wounded Vets Project stepped up and was there for me big time. Thank you so much WVP, I’m speechless.

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Jeannie & Team -

 

Your folks did a fantastic and very impressive parade yesterday for my Dad, Joe Richard! This was so special for him and we all were amazed at the turnout. Thank you for what you do and bless all of you!!

 

Kyle & Nancy Traeger - on behalf of Corporal Joe Richard

(100th birthday drive-by parade)

We also sent over a cleaning service to clean his home.

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ANONYMOUS VETERAN

US Arm 1992- 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wounded Veterans Program of Connecticut for being there for me in a great time of financial need. I was behind on my rent and they were able to provide me with a check for $500.00 towards my rent. This was very appreciated in a time of need and I am very grateful and I plan on donating to this organization when I’m financially able to because they do such great things for us Veterans.

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Veteran Willard LaFerriere 100th bday drive by parade!!!!

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

We organized a drive-by parade for this Vet's 100th birthday. We also gave him a gift containing:

WW11 Hat, slippers, PJ's, Navy sweatshirt, navy coin and American flag blanket.

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Anonymous Veteran

2022

Army Vet who was in need of rent money. We gave $1,000. We are waiting for the testimonial.

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2022

He needed help with paying for his dog's food as it is was special kind and expensive. We purchased a large amount and had it sent over. Waiting on testimonal.

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Malena Gracie Faison

Airman

2022

In January of 2020 I was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in my pituitary gland. Because it is an invasive surgery we decided to go with a less aggressive approach of treatment and began taking medication. The medicine in the past year and a half had caused severe side effects including depression, weight gain, fatigue, severe headaches, and the list goes on. In April of 2022 the medicine proved to no longer be effective along with my poor quality of life because of it, and my medical team and I decided that it was best for us to proceed with the surgery. Because WVP’s monetary donation and emotional & physical support I was able to pay off my surgery in full and was able to afford my leave of absence from work. They also helped get the word out and organize a charity motorcycle ride for me as well which raised over 1800 dollars. I will never be able to thank them enough for their kind efforts and donation. I am filled with joy to be able to call these people my friends and family and it’s amazing to see such a great couple helping fellow veterans. I will forever be grateful for their kindness and I’ll never forget it

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Michael & Caitlyn Small

Staff SGT in the US Army since 2015

2022

Simple words do not convey the impact the Wounded Veterans Project has had on my family. Being diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare aggressive cancer at 30 years old is incomprehensible, especially after making it back from Afghanistan in one piece when so many of my brother and sisters in arms did not. Knowing that Wounded Veterans had my back with such a generous financial donation helped to alleviate so much of the day-to-day stress. It allowed me to focus my attention and my energy on my family, my treatment, and my eventual recovery! Thank you Jeannie Miller and Wounded Veterans. We look forward to the opportunity to pay it forward one day.

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