TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has approved a sizable grant to Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB). The grant will be used to support exercise programs and social activities for post 9/11 wounded, injured or ill veterans, family members and caregivers.
"The Bob Woodruff Foundation is greatly enhancing our ability to connect veterans to their community through physical and social activity," says Mike Erwin, founder and executive director of Team Red, White & Blue. "Their grant directly supports the delivery of fitness and recreation programs at 12 of our local chapters, impacting the lives of nearly one thousand veterans."
Bob Woodruff Foundation's Executive Director Anne Marie Dougherty states, "Our mission aligns with Team Red, White and Blue's support of the physical and psychological well-being of veterans. We are delighted to support the organization and we wish them much success in strengthening and expanding its chapters."
According to Erwin, the grant will help Team RWB to continue transforming the Veteran non-profit landscape through its grassroots approach to bridge the military and civilian communities.
Team RWB has 12 local chapters the grant will support in the following cities: Syracuse, NY; Buffalo, NY; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL; Daytona, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Alexandria, LA; Phoenix, AZ; and San Diego, CA.
About Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Team Red, White & Blue's goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.
About Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving. A national organization with grassroots reach, it diligently navigates the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to post-9/11 veterans, finds and funds the most innovative programs, and holds those programs accountable for measurable results. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested approximately $13 million in 80 organizations, reaching more than a million service members, support personnel, veterans, their families and caregivers.
Larry Olson, Marketing Director
Team Red, White & Blue
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