WTC Community Support Network New Organization Summary

By LuAnn Georgia, WTC Stratcom
There are five new members in the Community Support Network. These organizations offer local resources and connections to help better the lives of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, their Families, and Caregivers.  Click on the links below to learn more about them and the types of products and services they provide.

  • PRIDE Industries

Website:  www.prideindustries.com

Type of Organization:  Career Training, Education, Human Resources Support, and Employment Opportunities

Description: PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization and leading employer of people with disabilities. By partnering with businesses and government agencies, PRIDE creates meaningful jobs for the disabled work force, while providing first-rate manufacturing and service solutions for companies and organizations nationwide.

  • Brain Injury Association of Washington

Website: www.braininjurywa.org 

Type of Organization: Assistance with Federal Benefits, Resource Databases, Services for Families, Children, and Caregivers, and Connecting Individuals to Community Resources

Description: The Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 and was created as a system of support for those affected by brain injury.  The organization’s mission is to increase public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by brain injury through education, assistance, and advocacy.

  • United Oil Packers

Website:  http://www.unitedoilcompany.com

Type of Organization:  Career Training, Education, Human Resources Support, and Employment

Description: United Oil Packers, founded more than 50 years ago, is a leader in the edible oils and fats industry. The proven philosophies of the organization include honest, hard work, consistent reliability, and products that offer quality and value. United Oil Packers strives to help wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and Veterans by providing employment opportunities.

  • Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet

Website:  www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org

Type of Organization: Family Pets

Description: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet is a 501c3 non-profit service available in all 50 states and is available to all armed force branches.  Comprised of an all volunteer staff, the mission of the organization is to foster pets in safe homes with caring individuals; and to support reuniting pets with owners following deployment related to a combat, peace-keeping, or humanitarian mission, or an unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship situation. There is no cost for the service, but the pet’s owner is asked to cover any pet related expenses.

  • Unitek College

Website:  www.unitekcollege.edu

Type of Organization:  Career Training, Education, Human Resources Support, and Employment

Description: Unitek College is an accredited healthcare and business training school with the main campus located in Fremont, CA.  Among the many courses offered, there are several Veterans Affairs approved healthcare training programs including Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  Online courses are available.  Unitek College was named by Victory Media to the 4th annual 2013 Military Friendly Schools R list.

About the Community Support Network

The Community Support Network was created based on requests from severely wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, their Families and Caregivers.  Soldiers stated that connection with local communities and community leaders are essential for their success and reintegration.  For additional information, visit the Community Support Network webpage.

Do you know of an organization that wants to assist wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, their Families, and Caregivers?  We are happy to provide membership information to these organizations based on your requests and referrals. Please email contact information to the Community Support Network at: usarmy.pentagon.medcomwtc.mbx.aw2communitysupportnetwork@mail.mil.

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