I saw the Nightline special on this organization tonight and was impressed with the quiet work they are doing. We need to help make is less quiet.
The mission of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families – building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes – especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War – back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
BWF is a national nonprofit that helps ensure our nation’s service members return to a home front ready to support them. This is accomplished in three key ways:
Through a movement called ReMIND.org – we help educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war… and our nation’s greater responsibility to ensure our heroes and their families receive the support necessary to successfully reintegrate into their communities.
We collaborate with other experts and organizations, at the federal, state and local level, to identify and solve issues related to the return of service members from combat to civilian life.
We invest in national and community-based programs that connect our troops to the help they need – from individual needs like physical accommodations, medical care and counseling, to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide.
Together with our partners, supporters, and communities, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is helping heal the physical and psychological wounds of war.
2.2 million Americans have volunteered to serve our nation in uniform.
More than 1.65 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since September 11, 2001.
More than 35,000 service members have been physically wounded.
It is estimated that more than 320,000 have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
More than 300,000 have psychological wounds.
BWF works to support all injured service members with a special emphasis on the Hidden Injuries or War – Traumatic Brain Injury and Combat Stress. While the wounds of these injuries may not always be visible, their impact is felt long after a service member returns and their treatment is often the most costly and difficult to attain.