Advocacy Alert: Wounded Warriors and Caregivers need your HELP Today!
YOUR ACTION IS NECESSARY FOR SENATE TO PASS A STRONG BILL TO HELP OUR MOST SEVERELY WOUNDED WARRIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) top priority is getting desperately needed legislation passed by Congress to provide critical support to family caregivers of severely wounded warriors including those with catastrophic injuries such as severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury, and others.
Over the past 4 years, WWP has listened to the needs and concerns directly from family caregivers of critically injured service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Respite care, mental health counseling, technical assistance, health care coverage and a modest stipend, can make the difference between a warrior being able to receive the care and services they need in their own homes and communities rather than in institutional or nursing home settings.
A bi-partisan bill, (S.801) is currently awaiting action in the United States Senate. This bill acknowledges and fully supports the vital role of the family caregiver for the warrior’s well-being and will provide long –term support and services for our severely wounded warriors and their family caregivers.
With your help, progress has been made but more is needed. To date, 24 Senators co-sponsored this legislation – we need all 100. This country owes it to our service members to take care of those who care for them.
You have the opportunity to help and make a life changing impact on our wounded warriors and their families.
1) Contact your Senators NOW to let them know how strongly you support the Caregiver and Veterans Health Services Act of 2009 (S. 801) and its supports and stipend for family caregivers.
To do so, please call the US Capitol Switchboard, at 202-224-3121, and ask to speak with the Senator from your state.
2) Contact Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), a key figure in this process, and urge him to support movement on the bill. Senator Coburn’s office can be reached at 202- 224-5754.
Please call NOW and encourage others to do the same. Your grassroots action can make the difference!