Kevin Hunter insists The Hunter Foundation’s philanthropic work will continue despite the fact that his charity, which he founded with estranged wife Wendy Williams, is dissolving.
“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.”
Hunter didn’t release specific details about his “new foundation,” though he did say that the substance abuse resource hotline he and Williams launched in March will be going on a “brief hiatus.” As Page Six previously reported, Williams hasn’t mentioned the hotline on her show since the initial launch announcement and a subsequent telethon.
“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.”
Williams, who deals with substance abuse issues, announced The Hunter Foundation’s dissolution earlier this month on her daytime talk show, saying she “remains committed to helping others in the struggles of life.” She also said she would focus on “other foundations,” though she didn’t indicate which ones.
However, a source told Page Six at the time that Williams’ decision to dissolve The Hunter Foundation stems from the fact that she no longer wants to be associated with her estranged husband, from whom she filed for divorce in April.
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