WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting some high-profile support for their initiative to help military families.
They are being joined at the White House on Friday by former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole for an announcement about support for the caregivers of wounded service members and veterans.
A recent report commissioned by Dole's foundation estimates that between 275,000 and 1 million people are caring for or have previously cared for wounded, ill or injured active duty service members or veterans. The report says the true number could be higher.
Dole's husband, former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, was gravely wounded during combat in World War II.
Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, has a longstanding commitment to family caregiving and mental health.