Cow Harbor Warriors Overview
Established in 2012, “Cow Harbor Warriors” is 501c3 not for profit
organization. It is made up of a team of dedicated Northport community
members focused on "honoring and enabling" our Tri-State Wounded Warriors
from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) by
raising funds and awareness and enlisting the community’s support for the
Wounded Warrior Project and Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. The Cow Harbor
Warrior Weekend was created as a way to raise funds and awareness for the
WWP by inviting the Tri-State Wounded Warriors, their families and our
community members to a weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation.
Wounded Warrior ProjectThe Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life.
The Alumni program provides long-term support through a wide range of complimentary programs designed to give ongoing support. WWP Alumni enjoy getting together while attending exclusive WWP events, college and professional sporting events, dinners, and many other activities. As the Alumni program expanded, WWP responded with innovative programs to meet the needs of warriors and their families. Programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.
For more detailed information on each of the program offerings, please visit the Programs page at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Take a look at the Program Participation graph on the right to see the programmatic growth.
To learn more about WWP go to: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Cow Harbor Warriors WeekendFor the past 10 years the men and women of America’s armed forces have been fighting for our freedom abroad and now, our veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are starting to return home. The Northport and Huntington communities have continued to support our troops and remember our veterans in many ways. As of today more than 48,000 American service men and women have been physically injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In working with the Wounded Warrior Project, Cow Harbor Warriors has encouraged their community to help to create an annual weekend of recreation, celebration and appreciation in order to honor and enable the Tri-State Wounded Warriors.
Last Year’s 2012 Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend resultsIn 2012 we were honored to invite and house 22 Tri-State Wounded Warriors from the Wounded Warrior Project and their families to participate in a spectacular three day event during our first ever Cow Harbor Warrior Weekend. We are extremely proud of all of our volunteers, supporters and sponsors who had made every aspect of our mission and the event an enormous success. As a result of our 2012 fund raising success, we were able to fund the entire weekend to benefit our invited warriors, and also were able to make a donation to the Wound Warrior Project on behalf of Cow Harbor Warriors for the amount of $82,047.
Thanks to our partners, our community and our supporters, we will continue our volunteer mission to honor and enable OIF/OEF wounded veterans in the tri state area as well as support organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project that are committed to helping our warriors adjust to their “new normal”.
Warrior Welcome Parade
4-Mile Warrior Run
Fishing for Freedom Tournament
CHW Golf Tournament
Adaptive Water Sports
Northport Sunset Clam Bake