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 and more than 300,000 have psychological wounds. ReMIND,org is spreading this message and raising money to give injured service members, veterans and their families the local support and resources they deserve as they heal and reintegrate into their communities.
ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation Initiative, provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families, and is 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, and ensure they thrive physically, psychologically, socially, and economically.
Bob Woodruff, co-founder of ReMIND.org, became the first American news anchor to be wounded in a war zone, when he was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Bob sustained a traumatic brain injury, and during his own healing process got to know many of our nation’s injured heroes and their families.
ReMIND.org provides direct giving to support our nation’s injured and their families through community-based efforts; partners with industry and government to achieve its goals; and is committed to raising awareness of the Hidden Injuries of War. For more information, visit ReMIND.org.
Charitable Giving -To fund charitable organizations that provide support to our nation’s injured heroes and their families, especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War, as they transition through post-acute treatment and return to their communities.
To assist service members and their families with their reintegration back to duty or civilian life
* Health and wellness assessments, treatments, services and support * Equipment for medical, recreational, professional purposes * Modifications to a home, office, vehicle, or recreational equipment * Respite/Recreation/Socialization * Education/Training * Transportation * Assistance with expenses such as supplemental funds for childcare, mortgage payments, rents, etc. * Public Awareness and Education * Other quality of life initiatives/programs to assist injured service members, veterans and their families especially those who have sustained TBI and/or PTS
Public Awareness and Education - Promote awareness, educate and ReMIND the American public of those who served, and our responsibility to care for them.
Collaborative Efforts - Encourage organizations and institutions from both the government and privet sectors to collaborate and successfully reintegrate service members
The Foundation has given approximately $3 Million since January of 2008. Through charitable giving, BWF has given 53 grants to different organizations all over the country that assist injured service members and their families as they reintegrate into society.