Ahwatukee Resident’s Local Nonprofit Gets National Attention
Anthony Ameen lost his left leg after an improvised explosive device imploded while he was serving overseas in the Marine Corps. Unfortunately, his struggles would be more than just physical in the years to come.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Ameen was denied social security for two years, suffered from PTSD and underwent 30 surgeries. Friends at his Ahwatukee church stepped in and began “Wings for Anthony” to help raise money for him and his family. Soon, Ameen decided he could help more people and the nonprofit turned to “Wings for Warriors.”
“I did not want other wounded warriors and their families to struggle, and I wanted to do what I could to make their lives easier,” Ameen told the newspaper.
Now, the nonprofit has doubled the size of its organization in the last year, and more partnerships are in the work. The nonprofit has also gotten the word out nationally, with a Google ad program and a partnership with Neutron Media and the Wealth Consulting Group, that blasted an ad in NYC’s Times Square for 75 straight days this fall. Ameen is also planning on opening a physical location and hiring more vets and their family members.
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This local update courtesy of your Ahwatukee Community Expert.