Johnny Nunez/WireImageKevin Hunter is planning to keep the work of his Hunter Foundation alive even with the recent announcement that his estranged wife Wendy Williams has decided to dissolve their charity organization, which helps substance abuse addicts get help.
“Although The Hunter Foundation in its current form will dissolve, the important work will live on,” Hunter told Page Six in a statement. “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.”
The Hunter Foundation was first announced in March, around the same time Williams revealed she had been living in a sober house and getting treatment for a past addiction.
“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 continued. “Since launching in early-March, the hotline has received over 13,000 phone calls and has connected nearly 900 individuals to some level of treatment and care.”
“We will work to partner with other reputable organizations to get the hotline back up and running so that we can continue changing lives.”
Earlier this month, Williams had revealed on her show that she was dismantling The Hunter Foundation, saying she “remains committed to helping others in the struggles of life.” Wendy, however, did note that she would focus on “other foundations,” though she didn’t announce which ones.
An insider tells Page Six that the real reason Williams dissolved her foundation was because she doesn’t want to be “associated” with her estranged husband, from whom she initially filed for divorce last month.
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