WASHINGTON, Oct 11 – Kuwait has a long history in humanitarian aid and charity, which helped millions around the globe, said a number of US officials, while attending a charitable event, organised by the Kuwaiti embassy.
The White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, CNN Chief of Washington Correspondent and Anchor, Jake Tapper, and Bob Woodruff delivered speeches in favour of Kuwait, during the event, to gather donations for the Bob Woodruff Foundation for injured and disabled US army veterans.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Washington, Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, told KUNA that the event was in-line with Kuwait’s strong humanitarian commitment, adding that, it also reflected his country’s gratitude towards US role, in liberating Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion.
US Vice President, Joe Biden, Secretary of State, John Kerry, and other senior officials attended the event.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families were thriving, long after they return home.
According to the foundation, while reporting on US and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” on Jan 29, 2006, Bob Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.
Bob Woodruff returned to ABC News with, “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.”
Since then, he has reported from around the globe on a variety of subjects for the network.
He was honoured with a Peabody Award for his reporting on traumatic brain injury.
In his best selling memoir, “In an Instant,” co-authored with his wife, he shares stories about the fragility of life, the strength of family, and the bravery of those who helped save him.