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Wounded Warrior Project Declines $3.2 Million in State Funding

Published: 2011-05-27
Author: Wounded Warrior Project

Synopsis: Wounded Warrior Project announced it has respectfully declined $3.2 million in funding as budgeted by the Florida Legislature.

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Wounded Warrior Project Thanks Governor Scott for Support but Declines $3.2 Million in State Funding.


Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) announced that it has respectfully declined $3.2 million in funding, as budgeted by the Florida Legislature.

"Wounded Warrior Project has long had a policy, set by our Board of Directors, to neither seek or accept government funding of any kind as we are first and foremost a conduit for the general public to support our nation's wounded veterans," stated WWP Executive Director Steve Nardizzi. "While we are humbled and grateful that the Florida Legislature thought enough of our commitment to honoring and empowering wounded warriors, this appropriation would compromise the independence from government funding that has long been a tenet of our guiding principles."

Wounded Warrior Project emphatically thanks Governor Scott, a longtime WWP supporter, as well as all members of the Florida Legislature for their unyielding support of Florida's veterans.

"We look forward to working together to assist those who have sacrificed so much for our State and nation," Nardizzi continued. "We know that Floridians are patriotic Americans and that they will continue to support those service members who have been wounded at war and returned home to the great state of Florida."

About Wounded Warrior Project - The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit

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