Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is a non-profit organization that supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, and their families. Focusing on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its inherent characteristics and emotional fallout, WWC supports a wide range of national programs and services providing a wide spectrum of care. Through fund-raising efforts and organizing volunteers, WWC works tirelessly to reach out to wounded soldiers and their families with healing and life-affirming programs to help any veteran in need as they transition to civilian life.
Last year, Budget Blinds joined in partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada to raise awareness of this valuable ministry. From national efforts such as the “Salute our Troops Month” sale event in May, to promoting WWC in our social media networks and on our website, to local marketing “leave-behind” literature for clients and prospects, Budget Blinds encourages people to get involved on an individual basis with donations and volunteering. In concert with our manufacturing partner, Springs Window Fashions® who produces our high-quality line of Signature Series® blinds, window shades and drapes, Budget Blinds recently donated $15,000 to WWC this year to help ensure that the mission continues.
Healing, research and puppy love
The ministries that WWC supports touch on every area of life and family. While post-traumatic stress disorder may be the common factor, how it plays out in each veteran’s life and family can be different. What is helpful for one may not be the right thing for another, so the diversity of programs ensures that everyone can find help.
- COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday) — COPE includes the spouse or partner as part of the learning and treatment protocol because veterans need their families to get better and the families need support to help them deal with the challenges of living with PTSD in the home.
- PTSD Service Dogs – unconditional love from a canine companion can help bring a veteran from a place of pain and isolation to being able to reconnect with family and friends. WWC is the nation’s largest charitable donor supporting PTSD animal assisted programming.
- Can Praxis Equine – a three-phase program integrating horses, helping participants and spouses learn how to effectively resolve conflict and crisis. Horses have social and responsive behaviors similar to humans, so sometimes it’s easier for an individual to create a healthy connection with a horse first, and then with people.
- Fly Fishing and Healing in the Wilderness – two programs that provide a safe environment for refreshment and relaxation. These types of activities provide substantial relief and de-sensitizing to the debilitating emotional and physical effects of PTSD through adventure, challenge, solitude and reflection.
- WWC Doctoral Scholarship – funding ongoing research into issues relevant to military members, veterans and their families, in conjunction with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research.
- Peer Support and Family Assistance Fund — to provide funding to those individuals who cannot afford access to the services of a professional mental health professional.
Additionally, WWC supports ministries that help veterans move out from homelessness, secure careers, and reconnect with their communities as participating members. It’s an honour to stand with WWC as they physically, emotionally and spiritually assist and support ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members and their families in so many ways.
Budget Blinds believes in veterans
Recognizing the skills and maturity that come from military service, Budget Blinds encourages and pursues veterans with programs to assist them with owning their own franchise business. “The training, discipline, and teamwork instilled in members of the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces prepare every veteran for a successful role as a franchise business owner. Our goal is to provide significant financial incentives to make a veteran’s transition into the civilian workforce a smooth and successful one.” — Chad Hallock, Budget Blinds Co-founder
Most recently, our Troops in Transition program was instituted, offering qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee of $74,950, with a six-month’s probationary period to meet specified performance goals in order to attain full ownership.
Right now, approximately 10% of the Budget Blinds franchise family is veteran-owned franchises. To learn more about the Troops in Transition program, go to http://budgetblindstroops.com/.
A culture of excellence
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