For the last 13 years, Colton Amster has led activities at the Bridgeport, Connecticut, automotive restoration facility Redline Restorations. When he is not managing operations at Redline Restorations, Colton Amster supports philanthropic organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) supports a number of organizations engaged in research beneficial to wounded American soldiers as part of its grant program. The WWP has contributed more than $9.1 million to nearly 90 unique organizations addressing subjects related to the mind, body, and economic empowerment. The 2015 grant cycle provided funds to several important organizations, including the David Lynch Foundation in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia’s Shepherd Center Foundation.
As a grant recipient, the David Lynch Foundation manages Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), a service providing comprehensive support to veterans and their families. The program is especially lauded for its sleep improvement project, which seeks to improve the quality and duration of sleep among soldiers. The Shepherd Center Foundation, meanwhile, is home to the SHARE Military Initiative, a rehabilitation center for 9/11 service providers living with severe brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A full list of WWP grant recipients can be found at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.