Episode 0: Introductory Episode: Welcome to The WWIA Podcast
Founder and CEO of The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA), John McDaniel, proudly introduces the WWIA Podcast. John explains why the WWIA Podcast was created and how it facilitates the Foundation’s mission to bring Honor, Connection, and Healing to these American Heroes and how it helps these combat-wounded veterans in their healing and recovery process. He explains that the Foundation does this through a variety of outdoor sporting events and fundraisers throughout the United States, all of which are run by volunteers. He further discusses the importance of connecting these veterans with each other and with caring communities across North America, all while enjoying world-class sporting events in the great outdoors. The WWIA Podcast will go behind the scenes of the Foundation, featuring interviews with Purple Heart recipients, event Hosts, supporters, as well as timely stories and discussions. The chief aim of the podcast is to increase public awareness of the Foundation’s work and mission, to shine a spotlight on our combat-wounded Heroes, thanking them for their service and sacrifice, and to help strengthen the Foundation’s value chain by introducing stories of the great work that their team does across America.
Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national 501(c)(3) public charity that devotes all its energy and resources to supporting the men and women wounded in combat who were awarded the Purple Heart medal. WWIA supports these phenomenal Heroes by providing them with the opportunity to participate in world-class outdoor sporting activities at no cost to them. We do this to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.