LOS ANGELES, CA (January 21, 2021) U.S.VETS — the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans — is pleased to announce that it is among the 26 organizations selected to receive a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF).
This contribution is part of the foundation’s second wave of grants supporting veterans and their families working to overcome the challenges brought on by COVID-19, and was made possible by the National Football League (NFL)-BWF Salute to Service partnership, through the “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” initiative.
This gift will help ensure that at least 3,000 veteran and military households in Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Hawaii, receive comprehensive supportive services through U.S.VETS, including financial relief, housing and transportation assistance, case management, and employment and mental health services.
“We’re grateful for the recognition of the unique needs of our veterans living in their respective communities and transitioning to civilian life,” said Stephen J. Peck, President & CEO of U.S.VETS. “This funding will enable us to continue our efforts to support veterans and their families who are confronting the physical, mental, social, and economic effects of COVID-19. Our team will be there to serve those who have served, not only through this pandemic, but also in the months and years to come, as communities around the country work to rebuild.”
“Now more than ever, we need to step up for those who have selflessly served. We’re so proud to work with organizations across the country who are changing lives with this funding,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
As the nation’s largest veteran services nonprofit, U.S.VETS provides housing, counseling, career services and comprehensive support to thousands of veterans and their families, each day. Founded more than 27 years ago, U.S.VETS now has 31 residential sites and services centers across the country, and new housing projects in development. With the goal of ending veteran homelessness, U.S.VETS prevention programs focus on jobs and mental health for at-risk veterans. We will continue in our mission until no man or woman who served our country is left sleeping on its streets. Learn more at www.usvets.org, or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested over $70 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members, and their family members, across the nation. For more information, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes