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Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin

Gleason, WI   |  www.wwuwi.org

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Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin

EIN: 86-1318813


Mission

Our mission is to empower Wisconsin Veterans back into the outdoor sports of hunting and fishing. We create opportunities at no cost to any WI Veteran. Hundreds of WI veterans are served each year. We are now building Country Haven Farm, a retreat for veterans. This unique and quiet hobby farm creats a peaceful place away from everyday struggles and stress. No charge for any vet and their family. We are working to raise money to build a 2 bedroom cottage.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Otto Reetz

Co Principal Officer

Vickie Reetz

Main address

W14743 1st Ave

Gleason, WI 54435 USA

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EIN

86-1318813

Subject area info

Sports and recreation

Special population support

Population served info

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Country Haven Farm

Country Haven is a retreat nestled on a quiet dirt road in the northwoods of Wisconsin. A hobby farm dedicated to offering a getaway for any Wisconsin Veteran along with their family or another veteran. No charge to stay and enjoy the friendly goats, mini donkeys, Scottish Highland cows, and Mangalitsa pigs. We are currently fund raising to build a 2 bedroom guest cottage on the farm. We are hoping to break ground in Spring of 2023.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Our mission is to continue to serve Wisconsin Veterans by empowering them to get back into the outdoors - hunting and fishing trips and outings, camping, etc. We take vets all over Wisconsin and the USA - and the veterans do not pay a thing. We provide all equipment, meals, lodging, etc.
We are trying to reach a goal of $150,000 to break ground on a permanent guest home for veterans and their families at our hobby farm veteran retreat called Country Haven Farm Retreat for Wisconsin Veterans. Ongoing funding is needed to feed the animals here, run and maintain equipment, and to occasionaly hire help when volunteers cannot be found.
We have made lasting and significant impacts for veterans and are proud to say we are 100% volunteer.

We provide programs and experiences that help the veterans' state of mind and over all well being. They are empowered, inspired and feel and find the comaraderie that they need. This is just a great part and result of what we do everyday.

By taking veterans on these trips and gatherings, it allows us to provide the experiences, new friends and new ideas to struggling men and women.

We have and continue to serve hundreds of vets each year. The support we are getting is growing, but we sure could use more. We have the largest veteran fishing event in Wisconsin, we have made friends and contacts all over the country that help us with hunting and fishing trips. We have veterans that have become dedicated volunteers and even do fundraisers on our behalf. The media has been really gracious and supportive. Its been a hard long haul but we are continuing to grow with the support of gracious donors.

How we listen

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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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President

Otto Reetz

A retired log home builder, youth sports leader for 20 years, and now for the last 6 years Otto is providing hunting and fishing trips to Wisconsin Veterans to empower them back in to the sports and outdoors. He lives this 7 days a week along with his wife Vickie. Based in Gleason Wisconsin, Otto drives all over Wisconsin talking to groups about what we offer.

Co Principal Officer

Vickie Reetz

20 plus years in event and marketing experience, Vickie handles the imaging , social media, and marketing of the organization. Coordinating events, branding, helping her husband Otto at trade shows, and speaking events and reaching out to local media keep her busy.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
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Board chair

Otto Reetz

Victoria M Reetz

Kyle Bishop

Robert Knapp

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Female
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