Ben & I Play for Peace proudly supports the Wounded Warrior Project & Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids (now “Wheelchairs for Kurdistan Kids”)
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a veteran-run non-profit organization that assists our service men and women in their transition back to civilian life.
Tax deductible donations are being accepted on our official fundraising page on the WWP website:
Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids was founded by Texan Brad Blauser in 2005 to meet the needs of children with disabilities in Northern Iraq at the request of LTC David Brown. He and his soldiers had been in the city of Mosul and observed as children pulled themselves along the ground because their legs simply did not work. Brad was in Iraq as an independent contractor when he saw this need and changed his life to fill it. With the assistance of our troops, Brad personally delivers these wheelchairs to children living in Iraq. Since that time, over 834 high quality pediatric wheelchairs have been provided by generous donors and delivered to these children by soldiers serving in Iraq.Brad’s Non-profit partner – ROC Wheels (Reach Out and Care), designs the wheelchairs specifically for children in developing countries with rough terrains. The cost of each wheelchair is $350.00. To date, Brad has raised $2.5 million dollars to help these children. In 2009, Brad was honored by CNN as a “Top CNN Hero”. Recently, the Iraqi government’s Ministry of Health took over the project in that country. Brad continues his work with ROC, helping the children of Kurdistan – and has renamed his project “Wheelchairs for Kurdistan Kids”.
Learn more about Brad’s charity (the web address remains the same): http://wheelchairsforiraqikids.com
Watch Brad’s CNN Honoree video here.