Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The following program was awarded grants as part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s second 2020 Expedited Grants Portfolio, addressing urgent needs related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Relief for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members
Service Area: National
While our nation’s veterans and their families are facing many of the same challenges as other Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, their difficulties are often exacerbated by issues related to their military service. An increasing number of veterans are facing unemployment, limited access to medical care and personal necessities, and increased social isolation. The combination of these issues can culminate in a situation that threatens the mental and physical health of our veterans, especially those with pre-existing conditions, such as physical disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and life-threatening illnesses. Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund currently has close to 1,000 service members living in communities identified by BWF to be home to veterans disproportionally affected by the pandemic. This BWF grant will support Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund’s emergency financial relief efforts for veterans living in those communities.