$1 donation is certainly worth the cause

Published 7:00 am Friday, November 6, 2015

Helping veterans has never been easier than it is now with the Winn Dixie Wounded Warrior Project.
For only $1, shoppers can help an organization that supports a nonprofit group dedicated to healing men and women wounded in combat for this country. In addition, shoppers can get a small piece of paper and write a message to veterans at large or write a note in memory of a special veteran.
This most recent Winn Dixie fundraiser is an effort to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Independence Project which seeks to pay for therapy for veterans who have suffered severe brain or spinal cord injury.
As we all know, healthcare is expensive enough when healthy, but when someone needs long-term and intensive medical help such therapy, costs can quickly mount.
Earlier this year, Winn Dixie’s parent company donated a day of its profits to the Wounded Warrior Project, and ended up with $3 million to offer. The Wounded Warrior Project has partnered with the Southern grocery chain so we can expect future fundraisers, we are sure.
One thing’s clear, the Wounded Warrior Project is not wanting for lack of patients, so we are sure the funds donated in Picayune will be well-used.
While the Veteran’s Administration stopped releasing the number of non-fatally wounded soldiers injured in combat in 2013, the Wounded Warrior Project estimates, nearly one million veterans have psychological wounds. The Project also estimates another 48,000 men and women have physical wounds from recent military conflicts.
With numbers like these, $3 million doesn’t seem like that much at all. And maybe it’s not. One dollar isn’t much money, either, but that’s no reason not to give it.

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