Bruce Springsteen and comedian Jon Stewart were among celebrities at the "Stand Up For Heroes" event on November 10. The event, which honors veteran and which was hosted at Madison Square, is a special ocassion created by the New York Comedy Festival and Bob Woodruff Foundation.
At the same time, a philanthropic organization called "Love the Give" is teaming up with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to raise money for injured service members this Veterans Day, according to a report in the Huffington Post.
"Love the GIVE, a campaign run by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, is giving $1 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation each time the hashtag #Give2Veterans is used - on any social network, up to $500,000," the report says.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation, started by the famous television news journalist, is a non-profit designed to offer support and raise money for injured service members deployed after 9/11. The foundation has a particular focus on helping soldiers, marines and service members suffering from traumatic brain injuries and psychological wounds.
“Everyone I know wants to do something for the vets who volunteered to protect us. More than 40,000 groups out there to help the wounded. and this is one way to find the best. Puts the money in the right direction. They don’t want a charity. They want a hand up," Woodruff told Scout Warrior.
Woodruff is quite familiar with the plight of injured veterans, having himself suffered a serious head injury from a roadside bomb attack in Iraq while embedded with an Army unit in 2006. Woodruff's experience and remarkable recovery provided some of the profound inspiration for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Woodruff has consistently expressed tremendous gratitude for Army medics, soldiers and doctors who saved his life - and has embarked upon a mission to assist veterans with similiar injuries.
The HuffPost report adds that the "Bob Woodruff Foundation hopes to have at least 500K uses of the hashtag #Give2Veterans by the start of their Stand Up for Heroes event. Stand Up for Heroes, a night of comedy and music in New York, is an annual event presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation and is supported by Veterans On Wall Street, founding sponsor GFI Group Inc. and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation."
Scout Media President and Gulf War Veteran Ramsey McGrory praised the effort and added that the Bob Woodruff foundation, saying, "All Americans can support the good work of 'Love the Give' and the Bob Woodruff Foundation."