Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Worth Helps Veterans in Need

Contributed by Haley Kral, Learning Resource System Manager

Front row (L to R): James Johansen, Carrie Gregg, Fabiola Ceron, Kasie Kang, Gerard Edwards, George Leggins, Nicholas Lumbert. Back row (L to R): Mabruk Bessiouni, Tamisha Wallace, Darryl Anderson, Mark Wakefield.

Front row (L to R): James Johansen, Carrie Gregg, Fabiola Ceron, Kasie Kang, Gerard Edwards, George Leggins, Nicholas Lumbert. Back row (L to R): Mabruk Bessiouni, Tamisha Wallace, Darryl Anderson, Mark Wakefield.

On Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17, the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) at our Fort Worth Campus accepted donations to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In total, an impressive $1,000 was raised for the project, which provides programs, services, and events to wounded veterans.

The fundraiser was headed by Remington College Criminal Justice Student Nick Lumbert, and all of the Criminal Justice students worked together to make the fundraiser a success. Nick is currently a member of the National Guard. He planned the fundraiser because he feels passionately about the Wounded Warrior Project due to his own service with the National Guard and because he knows wounded veterans who have been helped by the program.

The Wounded Warrior Project services veterans and service members who have suffered physical or mental injury, illness, or wounds, coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001, along with providing support to their families. Eighty percent of all donations go directly to programs and services meant to benefit these service members and their families. You can learn more about the charity by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Fort Worth Degree Program Chair James Johansen said, β€œThe Wounded Warrior Project has recognized Remington College in Fort Worth as a Student Ambassador site through June of 2015. This authorizes us to hold a number of different types of events throughout the year. As a disabled veteran myself and the faculty advisor for the Tau Psi Nu Chapter of the ACJA chapter at our Campus, I take pride in the efforts of all who participated and in helping those who may be silent recipients of help from this organization. This will be a great community volunteer project for our students, and we look forward to continued support for our efforts.”

Special thanks go to General Motors in Fort Worth for their generous contribution β€” collected via a fundraising breakfast/lunch event for their employees to benefit wounded warriors and donated to our Fort Worth ACJA group β€” and to all of the Remington College students and staff who donated to support service members who have given their all to serving their country.

Our ACJA group in Fort Worth will continue to accept donations, as well as sell stickers and bracelets to raise money, through June 18 of next year, so there is still plenty of time to support this very worthwhile project.

Filed in: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Associate's, Fort Worth, Recent News

You might like:

Today @ Remington College Wrap-Up Today @ Remington College Wrap-Up
Tampa Campus Takes Part in Breast Cancer Awareness Event Tampa Campus Takes Part in Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Shreveport Campus Hosting Job Fair on October 10 Shreveport Campus Hosting Job Fair on October 10
Little Rock Campus MAX Student Wins AMT Scholarship Little Rock Campus MAX Student Wins AMT Scholarship
© 2018 Today @ Remington College. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy.