The Wounded Warrior Project
What began as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist soldiers as they recover and transition back into civilian life.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), founded in 2003, raises awareness and enlists the public’s support for the needs of service men and women injured since 9/11. Thousands of wounded soldiers and caregivers receive support through WWP programs that address an array of issues such as combat stress recovery, benefit services, peer mentoring and family support.
Please visit the Wounded Warrior Project Web site to learn more about how to help. Donations will be accepted in the registration area of the Exhibit Hall during the Conference.
The Josh Project
Founded in 1997, The Josh Project is a cooperative program between the AVMA and the Children’s Miracle Network. The organization raises money to purchase Josh Kits for children scheduled for surgery.
Each kit includes a plush Josh puppy and I’ll Be O.K., a book that takes children though Josh’s own hospitalization, surgery and recovery. The plush Josh puppy remains with the child through each pre-surgical step and is right there during recovery.
The MVC invites you to contribute by visiting OSU SCAVMA’s Josh Project display in the Exhibit Hall. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of Josh Kits for deserving children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
To learn more about The Josh Project, visit the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Web site.