Lake Norman & Mooresville

Wells Fargo grant benefits veterans' brain injury fund

Hinds' Feet Farm, a leader in brain injury services for North Carolina, was recently awarded a $45,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the Hinds' Feet Farm Veteran's Brain Injury Scholarship Fund.

"We are extremely grateful to the Well Fargo Foundation for their generous contribution," said Martin Foil, executive director of Hinds' Feet Farm.

The Wells Fargo grant will provide an opportunity for veterans to participate in Hinds' Feet Farm's community-based and post-rehabilitation day programs at one of their two locations in Huntersville and Asheville.

"We are working hard to create systemic change in North Carolina and thanks to the Wells Fargo Foundation; we will be able to serve the men and women who have honored us by serving our country," said Foil.

Awareness of traumatic brain injury and the devastating effects it inflicts on the survivor and their families has increased in recent years. This increased awareness is largely attributed to brain injuries suffered by troops serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and to survivors like television journalist Bob Woodruff and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and their families championing the cause.

Hinds' Feet Farm, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to maximizing the post injury potential of persons living with brain injury through integrated programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on need and on a first come-first serve basis. Injuries need not be directly service related.