Wounded Warriors of Collier County: Special Thanks for an Impactful Quarter Two 2022
Wounded Warriors of Collier County (WWCC) is proud to announce recent updates that include the opening of the Charlie House, which opened April 1, 2022 and Veterans began moving in immediately. The Charlie House now has 100% occupancy, and all three Veterans wish to thank all of our supporters who made this possible.
The Charlie House
The house, located on Granada Boulevard is the only house located on the south side of the street with an American Flag on a pole flying 20-feet high! The flag was generously provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Big Cypress Chapter.
A special thanks to the continued support of The Schulze Family Foundation for their grant of $28,000 to help providing housing and program services for our local Veterans in Collier County. Our local chapter of the Blue Star Moms provided the final touches by providing all of the linens, toiletries, and kitchen utensils.
Additional Community Support
Home Depot continues to show their support for our local Veterans. Located at Airport-Pulling Road and David Boulevard, management has engaged their store employees to participate in a beautification project for the Alpha House. A grant of $10,000 has been provided to purchase materials and plants. Vogel Construction will provide the labor for installing a new roof.
Other local businesses and organizations, such as Eat the Frog Fitness, Freedom Technologies, Big Cypress Chapter DAR, and PBS Contractors have supported our Veterans by hosting a variety of fund-raising activities as well. To find out how you can become a proud supporter and sponsor an event check out our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brand-New Scholarship Program
In addition to the exciting updates for quarter two, WWCC also has a brand-new Scholarship, which is a component fund of the Collier Community Foundation (CCF) that supports honorably discharged veterans and their children who reside in Collier County.
This year, WWCC awarded two (2) $1,000 scholarships to two (2) Collier County high school seniors: Connor Elsaesser, Barron Collier High School and Emily Ward, Gulf Coast High School. These were the first two scholarships awarded under this program. WWCC will fund up to four (4) scholarships each year in the amount of up to $2,500. Congratulations, Emily and Connor! Get more information on this program now.
Meet Jisel Alonso!
WWCC is also proud to announce the addition of Jisel Alonso, our new office administrator who recently moved back to Naples from Okinawa where she was a contractor on a marine military base for eleven years.
Her experience and work history will be a major asset for our charity. As we continue to grow, our goal is to keep our administrative cost at or below 10%.
Our New Website
Lastly, we’re excited to let the community know that our brand-new website will soon be launched! Our new website will not only provide program updates, but also allow our community to learn more about the Veterans we’ve served, their stories, and how WWCC has impacted our local Veterans’ lives in a positive way.
Help us continue to show our support and appreciation for those who have served our nation and protected our freedom. Call 239.302.1800 or visit wwcollier.org to see how you can get involved today!
Established in Collier County, Wounded Warriors of Collier County is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The mission of Wounded Warriors of Collier County is to assist with the needs of Veterans and their families, with the focus on housing, mental health, and education. The vision of Wounded Warriors of Collier County is to see that No Veteran is Left Behind in Collier county.