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A two-year, $6 million partnership between the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Qatar Harvey Fund provides support for 21 high-impact programs serving more than 10,000 veterans living in 41 storm-impacted counties

Three years after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, many of the roughly 400,000 veterans across Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are still impacted by the storm’s devastating effects. In response to the disaster, the Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) partnered with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to deploy a $6 million grant helping veterans rebuild, recover, and thrive after the hurricane. Those veterans now face new and urgent challenges of illness, unemployment, uncertainty, and isolation due to COVID-19. In the final two rounds of grants from this two-year partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation allocated $1.8M in funding to programs that support veterans recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey and the pandemic.

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Harvey-impacted counties, veterans still recovering from the storm must cope with new and exacerbated challenges to their mental and physical health, financial wellbeing, and ability to meet their basic needs.

Vets4Warriors is incredibly grateful for the partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Qatar Harvey Fund.  We are humbled by their continued support and tremendous investment in our organization as we continue to offer ongoing confidential peer support and connections to resources for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and now during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark A. Graham, MG USA (Retired) and Vets4Warriors Executive Director said. This funding will allow us to continue ensuring 24/7 live peer support for the military community, veterans and their families during this period of increased need.

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