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#GIVE2VETERANS in Honor of Veterans Day

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has announced that it has teamed up with the Love the GIVE campaign to encourage Americans to honor those who have served by sharing acts of kindness through social media using the hashtag #GIVE2VETERANS.



Love the GIVE, a campaign run by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, has pledged to donate $1 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation for every #GIVE2VETERANS post on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or Facebook, from now through November 15, up to a total amount of $500,000.

"We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to not only salute those who have defended our country, but to encourage random acts of compassion for others," said Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

"Love the GIVE is about celebrating any act of giving, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of our continued gratitude than our veterans," said Alex Cohen, President of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Founded in 2006, the Bob Woodruff Foundation creates long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation's wounded, ill and injured veterans, service members and their families, by finding, funding and shaping initiatives that enrich the lives of these heroes.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation hopes to sponsor at least one half-million posts by its 9th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 10, 2015. Stand Up for Heroes, a night of comedy and music in New York, is an annual event presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation and is supported by Veterans On Wall Street, founding sponsor GFI Group Inc. and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

An online gallery of #GIVE2VETERANS posts is available for inspiration at www.lovethegive.com/veterans.

About the Bob Woodruff Foundation:

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit organization 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 46,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested nearly $30 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 2 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 the 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 bobwoodrufffoundation.org

About the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation:

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation presents Love the GIVE—a campaign that celebrates the act of giving and encourages everyone to make it a habit. Join the celebration by making a GIVE—big or small. #LOVETHEGIVE

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service—with a special interest in children's health, education, veterans and the arts by creating awareness, offering guidance and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. www.steveandalex.org.

CONTACT: Sam Kille (646) 257-5490, office (646) 678-1615, cell sam.kille@bobwoodrufffoundation.org

Source:Bob Woodruff Foundation