Kevin Hunter announces he will be launching a new foundation after Wendy dissolves The Hunter Foundation.
Kevin Hunter insists The Hunter Foundation’s philanthropic work will continue, despite the fact that his charity, which was founded with ex-wife Wendy Williams, is being shut down. “Although The Hunter Foundation in its current form will dissolve, the important work will live on,” he said in a statement to Page Six. “I plan on launching a new foundation in the near future to continue the important mission in helping those struggling with drug addiction and substance abuse.”
Williams, who has publicly admitted to dealing with substance abuse issues in the past, announced The Hunter Foundation’s dissolution earlier this month on The Wendy Williams Show, saying that she “remains committed to helping others in the struggles of life.” She also said she would be switching her focus to “other foundations,” though she didn’t specify which ones. At the time, however, an exclusive source told Page Six that Williams’ decision to dissolve the foundation stemmed from the fact that she no longer wanted to be associated with her estranged husband, whom she filed for divorce from, back in April.
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Hunter didn’t give too many specific details about his “new foundation,” but he did mention that the substance abuse resource hotline he and Williams launched in March will be going on a “brief hiatus.” “In regards to the partnership with T.R.U.S.T. and the resource hotline 888-5HUNTER, the call center will go on a brief hiatus beginning May 31st,” Hunter’s statement detailed. He spoke about the impact the hotline had on many people's lives since its launch in early-March saying, “the hotline has received over 13,000 phone calls and has connected nearly 900 individuals to some level of treatment and care." He continued to say that they "will work to partner with other reputable organizations to get the hotline back up and running so that we can continue changing lives.”