Wendy Williams’ Hunter Foundation Announces Launch of Substance Abuse Hotline [VIDEO]

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Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter are committing to helping those struggling with substance abuse via their family’s Hunter Foundation.

Williams announced yesterday (Mar. 11) that the Hunter Foundation has partnered with T.R.U.S.T., an organization dedicated to building a bridge from treatment to long-term recovery, to fight drug and alcohol abuse with the launch of its own substance abuse hotline.

1-888-5HUNTER (1-888-548-6837) will be a fully-staffed, 24-hour hotline with “certified coaches who will conduct assessments and match callers with lists of treatment facilities including detox, rehabilitation, sober living and outpatient centers throughout the country,” reports PEOPLE.

Wendy supplemented her announcement with a statement explaining why this venture and partnership are so important.

“We must all come together to respond to this crisis of addiction and substance abuse. Everyone is at risk from the inner cities to more affluent communities. My family and I are very proud to partner with T.R.U.S.T. to get people the help that they so desperately need, especially if they or their families have given up hope. There is hope.”

Ron Clinton, President of T.R.U.S.T. also released a statement, saying, “We are pleased to partner with The Hunter Foundation to help spread the message that there is hope and recovery can work! With over 70,000 overdose deaths in the past year, we can make an impact together to combat this crisis through awareness and treatment. We are grateful to the Hunter family for undertaking this initiative and for asking T.R.U.S.T. to facilitate this life-saving effort.”