Wounded Warriors Get Over 14,000 Resources at Their Fingertips and CraigConnects
This week Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and their Family members now have nealry 14,000 resources at their fingertips — and by coincidence, or maybe not, Craig Newmark is connecting the world for the common good.
About two years ago, I met up with Craig Newmark in a small café across from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry and a little frazzled at the idea of meeting the man, and forgot my wallet. Luckily, Craig understood, and we just sat and sipped coffee while discussing the two different sides of the planet we were from.
I was a combat Veteran of Iraq, and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki. Craig was, well … Craig. A bonefide genius.
During our chat, Craig mentioned that he was interested in helping our Wounded Warriors and Veterans and was inspired by the way that the President and Secretary Shinseki were putting their money where his mouth was in supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs.
He said that it had occurred to him that there many resources out there that could help the Wounded Warrior community, but that there just did not seem to be a way to do it, or do it well.
Fast forward about two years, and Craig has lent his genius to several advisory groups on Veterans issues, and then launches a website called www.Craigconnects.org. This is man who fights for what he believes in. That I can relate to.
More importantly, he is fighting on the side of angels. The mission of his new site — “Connecting the World for the Common Good” says it all. That I can not only relate to, but find inspiration in. Today, I have the honor of working on a project to connect wounded warriors, veterans and their families to resources for free and brought to you by the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Labor.Continued on the next page