Walking With The Wounded Steps Up COVID-19 Support With Launch Of OP-REGEN A New Volunteering Project
Partnering with Global Production Squad to provide front line support to those affected by COVID-19
We have recently launched our new OP-REGEN volunteering project. Providing a vital platform for ex-military personnel and their families to reintegrate back into society, OP-REGEN will also have a meaningful impact on the communities and environment where they reside.
As part of the OP-REGEN project, Walking With The Wounded are working with the Global Production Squad (GPS), providing ex-servicemen and women to work on the front lines to assist those affected by COVID-19.
Using the skills they acquired in the military – planning, logistics, coordination and communication – the ex-army involved with the project will work alongside local businesses, councils, schools and individuals to regenerate their communities: empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.
OP-REGEN kicked off last week with the project manager Scott Briggs and six service-users who worked hard to support the Manchester City Council in the delivery of food and emergency provisions to the most vulnerable people across the city.
Manchester City Council stated they were in desperate need of volunteers and most notably, larger vehicles to deliver these parcels. Walking With The Wounded stepped up, using its connections to secure 4 vans from Thrifty Van Hire and will now lend their support every Thursday along with a team of committed volunteers. The charity aims to increase this support going forward expanding to other regions around the country.
If you'd like to volunteer with OP-REGEN, please email Scott.Briggs@wwtw.org.uk