Bob Woodruff Foundation Utilizes Grants To Stand Up For Nation’s Heroes
Bob Woodruff Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by an American television journalist Bob Woodruff, and his wife, Lee Woodruff. The organization collects grants from different sources and helps the soldiers who get injured while serving the United States.
While Woodruff established the organization to help people, it wasn't until he underwent a life-threatening injury, he got the idea to do so. Today, find the story behind how Bob Woodruff established the foundation in the first place and also know his net worth.
Bob Woodruff Made The Foundation After Life-Threatening Accident
Life was going fine for the ABC News correspondent, Bob Woodruff, until he went to Iraq as ABC News’s lead foreign correspondent in January 2006. He took the journey to cover news on the transfer of power between the U.S. and Iraqi security forces.
But, on January 29, 2006, his armored vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb near Taji, Iraq.
Though alive, Woodruff sustained a traumatic brain injury in the accident. Initially, the military medical professionals took care of him and, days later, shifted him to the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, United States. Only after being in the hospital for 36 days in a medically-induced coma, Woodruff started to recover.
And while he was recovering in the medical center, he got to realize the pain of war-injured veterans and their families. Understanding a need for a helping hand in such trying times, Bob and his wife decided to establish a foundation to help the ill and wounded veterans, service members, and their families.
They eventually established the Bob Woodruff Foundation in 2006.
Bob Woodruff Foundation Has Invested Over $75 Million
A good deed is also supported! Saying that, since its initiation, Bob Woodruff Foundation has received grants from more than 500 organizations/firms/people. With the right utilization of the help, they have invested over $75 million as of December 2020, helping over 11 million veterans and their families.
Only in 2020, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) raised over $6 million to provide veterans’ families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, the foundation made a two-year $6 million partnership with the Qatar Harvey Fund on August 20, 2020, to attend approximately 400,000 Hurricane Harvey-affected veterans living across the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston.
Donations Can Be Made At: bobwoodrufffoundation.org/donate/
How Much Is Bob Woodruff’s Net Worth?
Since stepping into Journalism in 1989, Woodruff has been a part of big news agencies like CBS News and ABC News.
He was first hired by CBS News, and there, he worked as a translator during the Tiananmen Square uprising. In 1996, he left CBS News and joined ABC News channel. Since then, he has been a part of the media house as one of its bests correspondents. He even made an appearance in the National Geographic show Rogue Trip in 2020.
With decades-long experience in Journalism, it can be estimated that Woodruff has been able to earn a healthy salary plus net worth. However, he is yet to disclose the figure of his net worth.
Nonetheless, it can be guessed that, at ABC News, he earns an average salary, which ranges from the lowest of $77,527 to the highest of $85,289.