Why we do it
Wounded Wear was created by a severely wounded Navy SEAL, who while undergoing his own reconstruction and recovery recognized two key issues that were not addressed by other organizations.
He struggled with his massive injuries to find clothing he could wear around the medical devices necessary for healing and he noticed that most people never assumed that his injuries occurred on the battlefield fighting for our Freedom.
These issues inspired him to create Wounded Wear, to provide fashionable clothing and clothing modifications to America’s wounded warriors and American citizens, to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifices that wounded service members, their families, and the families of fallen service members have made in the name of Freedom; and to foster a sense of pride, camaraderie, determination, and strength of purpose, amongst them.
Wounded Wear believes that the sacrifices that built this country should never be forgotten and that those who have endured that sacrifice should be eternally recognized, honored as the heroes they are, and provided every opportunity to accomplish their American Dream, that which they sacrificed so much for, so that other Americans could accomplish theirs.
What we do
Wounded Wear promotes awareness and empowers wounded warriors through multiple major and supporting events throughout the country.
Wounded Wear events are designed to provide opportunities for citizens, local, and national businesses an occasion to support, meet, and understand the sacrifice wounded warriors, their families, and the families of fallen service members endure for Freedom.
Major annual events Wounded Wear conducts are A Toast to the Heroes, a formal beverage tasting and silent auction fundraiser, Jumping for a Purpose, an empowerment event taking wounded warriors skydiving while enjoying local musicians, food, and beverages, and Hold Em for Heroes, a Motorcycle Poker Run and Live Auction.
Wounded Wear makes multiple trips throughout the year to Walter Reed National Medical Center handing out clothing kits and providing clothing and uniform modifications to wounded warriors. Wounded Wear also ships clothing kits and pays for clothing modifications to wounded warriors who contact Wounded Wear directly.
Lastly, Wounded Wear has created a clothing line for anyone to show their support of our warrior's sacrifice; clothing for Patriots. Wounded Wear has provided over 750 Clothing packages and modifications valued at $300,000 and has provided opportunities for over 150 Wounded Warriors at Wounded Wear events since 2009.
Who we are
Jason C. Redman - LT, USN
Former LT Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL. Jason headed to Old Dominion University in August of 2001, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. He completed his time with the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC as Student Battalion Commanding Officer before he was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer.
In May of 2006, he graduated from the grueling US Army Ranger School and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq the following year. On September 13, 2007 while acting as Assault Force Commander to capture an Al Qaeda High Value Individual, LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.