Wounded Wear

Daily Point of Light # 5278 Aug 7, 2014

Service men and women sacrifice so much to protect our nation. Sadly, sometimes these sacrifices are permanent and overlooked. Navy SEAL, Former LT Jason Redman knows this all too well, who while undergoing his own reconstruction and recovery recognized two key issues that were not addressed by other organizations. He struggled with his massive injuries to find clothing he could wear around the medical devices necessary for healing and he noticed that most people never assumed that his injuries occurred on the battlefield fighting for our Freedom.

These issues inspired him to create Wounded Wear, which provides fashionable clothing and clothing modifications to America’s wounded warriors and American citizens, to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices these men and women made in the name of freedom. Wounded Wear promotes awareness and empowers wounded warriors through multiple events throughout the country designed to provide opportunities for citizens and local and national businesses an opportunity to support, meet, and understand the Wounded Wear mission. Major annual events include A Toast to the Heroes, a formal beverage tasting and silent auction fundraiser, Jumping for a Purpose, an empowerment event taking wounded warriors skydiving while enjoying local musicians, food, and beverages, and Hold Em for Heroes, a Motorcycle Poker Run and Live Auction.

Wounded Wear makes multiple trips throughout the year to Walter Reed National Medical Center handing out clothing kits and providing clothing and uniform modifications to wounded warriors. Wounded Wear also ships clothing kits and pays for clothing modifications to wounded warriors who contact Wounded Wear directly. Lastly, Wounded Wear has created a clothing line for anyone to show their support of our warrior’s sacrifice; clothing for Patriots. Wounded Wear has provided over 750 Clothing packages and modifications valued at $300,000 and has provided opportunities for over 150 Wounded Warriors at Wounded Wear events since 2009.

Wounded Wear believes that the sacrifices that built this country should never be forgotten and that those who have endured that sacrifice should be eternally recognized, honored as the heroes they are, and provided every opportunity to accomplish their American Dream, that which they sacrificed so much for, so that other Americans could accomplish theirs.

Former LT Jason Redman is truly a Point of Light for us all. Supporting those who gave so much to our country, protected our freedoms, and ensured our safety is a cause we can all recognize and support. Please support Wounded Wear and their amazing efforts today at http://woundedwear.org/support.

If you know someone or an organization lifting up and supporting service men and women, like Wounded Wear, nominate them today for a Daily Point of Light Award at http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/nomination!

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