September 9, 2016

11 on Eleven Initiative Aims to Change Lives of Florida’s Post-9/11 Veterans– “Following the 9/11 attacks on American soil and tragic loss of life here at home, thousands and thousands of US troops deployed in the years that followed, returning wounded both physically and psychologically,” said Mike Durkee, CWO, US ARMY, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors of South Florida. “And the financial burdens they face when they return home, waiting for disability payments with little to no income, are often insurmountable without help… more


November 4, 2016

Name Change Bolsters Identity for Wounded Veterans Relief Fund

As Veterans Day Approaches, Rebrand Removes Brand Confusion and Highlights Mission

“This is a pivotal time in our organization’s history,” said Mike Durkee, Executive Director of Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth yet struggled with name and organization confusion, having to clarify who we are, what we do and where we operate. Now, instead of starting conversations with ‘who we are not,’ we can start with the number of veterans and family members we help every day, and the relief we provide.”… more


November 10, 2016

Local Veterans Day Events Support Wounded Veterans Relief Fund 

South Florida Events Celebrate and Give to those who Served

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity in our local community,” said Mike Durkee, Executive Director of WVRF, which is headquartered in Lake Park, Fla. “The dollars raised will go directly to supporting local disabled veterans, helping them to overcome post-service financial hardships, whether it is keeping the lights on, fixing a car so they can get to work or getting healthy food on the table for their families.”… more