Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB)
Virtual Engagement Capacity Building
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) supports veterans experiencing a challenging reintegration by providing them with personal and meaningful interaction. RWB also accomplishes this by connecting veterans with their communities through exercise and social activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most veteran organizations to suspend in-person interaction and stretch already limited resources. This puts veterans and their caregivers at risk both mentally and physically by exacerbating pre-existing illness and through experiencing increased loneliness. This NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community (HLCC) grant will support Team RWB’s virtual engagement capabilities via the Team RWB mobile app to keep at least 3,000 members engaged as a community to prevent isolation and associated mental health challenges. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was an early partner with Team RWB, which has grown from 12 communities to over 200; this grant is part of Team RWB’s ongoing efforts to expand the Chapter and Community Program (CCP) into an accessible and interactive virtual space utilizing the Team RWB Mobile App and Team RWB website.