USO Receives Grant from Bob Woodruff Foundation to Support Our Nation’s Healing Heroes

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Bob Woodruff Foundation issues grant to USO to support areas of education, employment, rehabilitation and quality of life for wounded, ill and injured troops their families and caregivers

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The USO has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, to provide support and resources to wounded, ill and injured troops and their families. The grant will go to support USO Warrior and Family Care, a comprehensive program that provides critical support to wounded, ill and injured troops as well as their families and caregivers, throughout the recovery process. The Bob Woodruff Foundation grant will specifically support areas such as education, employment, training, rehabilitation and quality of life for our nation’s healing heroes.

“The Bob Woodruff Foundation is committed to supporting injured service members, their families and communities for the long haul. We envision that the USO Warrior and Family Care program will enhance the lives of the heroic men and women returning home,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The USO has been lifting spirits of America’s troops and their families for more than 70 years, focusing on deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers and families of the fallen. USO Warrior and Family Care programs and activities promote the following:

  • Physical health and recreation
  • Family strengthening
  • Positive behavioral health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Community reintegration

“Our support of our wounded, ill and injured troops and their families would not be possible, without the generosity of others,” said USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson. “The grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will go a long way toward helping us continue to provide our healing heroes and their families with the programs and services they need to live fulfilling lives. We are grateful for the support and proud to receive it from a group that is just as passionate about helping our wounded, ill and injured troops heal with honor.”

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America¹s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government — diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans — finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, we have invested more than $13 million in 80 organizations, reaching more than a million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award winning anchor, Bob Woodruff, and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure our nation’s heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it.
For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit http://www.ReMIND.org or email info(at)remind(dot)org

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