Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation has support in Phelps, says Lyle Spurgeon
VILAS COUNTY NEWS-REVIEW
The Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation (WWIA) was established by John McDaniel in 2007, who set up corporate headquarters in Apollo Beach, Fla. A retired Army officer, he said his service to the American nation was not yet finished.
WWIA, a 501(c) organization, assists more than 100 Purple Heart veterans with recovery by providing various outdoor sporting opportunities at no cost.
Combat wounded veterans who have been given a Purple Heart receive numerous opportunities through WWIA, according to the foundation’s website, including first-rate sporting activities like huntingelk in Washington, hunting pheasant in South Dakota and wreck fishing off the coast of New Jersey.
“The foundation is now growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to the generous support of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, devoted federal employees in the Combined Federal Campaign and concerned patriots,” reads the website.
Purple Heart recipients participating in WWIA events can connect with other service members who have been through similar experiences.