Engineering and management professional Phil Monkress serves as the CEO of All Points Logistics, a diversified business that provides services in the areas of information technology, engineering, and integrated logistics. Outside his professional work, Phil Monkress contributes to organizations and programs that benefit veterans, such as the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). The WWP allows individuals to help hospitalized service members and their families by providing care packages that offer an assortment of comforts.
The WWP offers two types of care packs: one for veterans and another for their families. Each pack includes a variety of items designed to bring comfort and relief to veterans and their families during the difficult times associated with hospital stays.
For wounded service members staying at military trauma units within the country, the organization offers WWP backpacks, which are distributed to wounded service members as they arrive at military trauma units across the country. The gifts serve as a reminder to injured veterans that someone cares for their well-being and as a token of gratitude for their services to the country. Each backpack includes playing cards, a warm-up jacket, socks, underwear, shorts, and a T-shirt. Additionally, each pack also contains a toiletry kit specified to the recipient’s gender. Overseas injured warriors at larger treatment centers stateside and abroad will receive smaller versions of the pack, called Transitional Care Packs.
Recently added to the WWP pack program, the Family Support Tote (FST) was developed by the organization’s Family Support Team in order to offer comfort to the families of wounded services members. FSTs include a variety of family comfort items, such as a planner, a neck pillow, toiletry kit, and card games.
Clothing manufacturer Under Armour provides all clothing items included in WWP packs. For more information on WWP packs and how to donate, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-packs.aspx.