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3rd Annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon

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News Radio 96-7, WGIR-AM 610 and iHeartRadio Team Up with Veterans Count to Support Our Military Families

In a state-wide, patriotic show of support for all that our veterans, service members and their families have sacrificed,  Veterans Count, a program of Easterseals NH, in partnership with iHeartRadio, will take to the airwaves for the 3rd Annual “Make 12-Hours Count” Radio Thon, presented by LTC Partners.  The broadcast will be March 22, from 6am – 6pm on News Radio 96-7, WGIR-AM 610 as well as iHeartRadio.com.

The Radio Thon will feature 12 hours of compelling content about the challenges faced by military families and how Veterans Count and other organizations across the state provide support. Additionally, the Radio Thon will include testimonials from clients, sponsor recognition, celebrity endorsements and check presentations. The Radio Thon, hosted by the host of NH Today Jack Heath, will be broadcast live on Manchester’s WGIR-AM 610 and Rochester’s News Radio 96-7. Listeners not in the coverage area for these two stations will be able to access the broadcast online at iHeartRadio.com, or through the iHeartRadio app.

This major effort will directly impact the lives of service members of all eras and their families. Since 2006, Easterseals Military & Veterans Services provided more than 9,600 individuals with services for challenges including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Veterans Count provides emergency financial assistance for food, home maintenance, utilities, housing, rent, fuel assistance, vehicle repair, child care, gasoline, and medical bills.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: Bank of America, Charter Trust, Comcast, Eastern Bank, Eastern Propane, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Granite Group Benefits, Kittery Trading Post, McLane Middleton, New England Dragway, Service Credit Union, and Walmart.

For more information about how to get involved, please contact Senior Development Director Joe Emmons at 603.621.3570. Please call 844.650.VETS on March 22 to make a donation. To learn more about Veterans Count, please visit www.vetscount.org/nh.

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Swig, Swirl and Salute Our Solders at the 1st Annual Red, White & Brew

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Craft Beer and Wine Festival to benefit Veterans Count-Lakes Region Chapter

Honor our brave military at the inaugural Red, White & Brew—a Draft Beer & Wine Festival hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals. This fun and patriotic event will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 2-5 pm, with a special VIP Hour from 1 -2 pm, at FunSpot at Weirs Beach. All proceeds will benefit Veterans Count, whose mission is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health, financial and overall well-being.

In addition to beer and wine samplings, the festival will feature a car show, music, food, local artisans and most importantly a military appreciation day.

“Special thanks to Belknap Subaru for their lead sponsorship of our inaugural event,” said Cynthia Makris, chair of the Veterans Count Lakes Region Chapter. “As the newest chapter in the Veterans Count family, the Lakes Region is committed to doing our part to supporting those who served us!”

Raffles will be drawn hourly and attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction items all in support for those who served, and are still serving, our country.

“We are so lucky to be working with our tremendous sponsors and expect to have a terrific event! Veterans Count truly offers a hand up to our military families,” said Leah Desrocher, Red, White & Brew chairperson and Lakes Region Chapter member. This event will offer an opportunity for all members of the community to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by members of our brave military and their families.”

We are grateful to our generous sponsors which include: Belknap Subaru, Cerutti Contracting, The Naswa Resort, Porsche of Nashua, FunSpot, Amoskeag Beverages, Bootleggers Footwear, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Home Beautiful, AmeriGas, TBones/Cactus Jacks, Pine State Beverage, Horizon Beverage, Perfecta Wine Company, MS Walker, Coca Cola, Metrocast and Mix 94.1FM.

For more information, or to buy tickets visit vetscount.org/nh. If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact Joe Emmons, Director of Development at 603.621.3570 or jtemmons@eastersealsnh.org

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BELKNAP SUBARU CUSTOMERS SHARE THE LOVE FOR VETERANS COUNT

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The Belknap Subaru Share the Love Program recently donated $17,000 to Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, to help provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.

The money was raised by Belknap Subaru’s customers, selecting the local charity to receive donations under Subaru’s National Share the Love Program. Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, with his staff, and John Hayes, representing Subaru of New England, presented a check to Veterans Count Director of Development Joe Emmons and Board Member Jane Love.

Mark Johnstone, thanked their customers for participating, and the sales staff, at the dealership for creating the awareness of the critical work accomplished by Veterans Count. “This is an amazing partnership, customers, local business, and Subaru, coming together to do important things,” said Johnstone.

Belknap Subaru selected Veterans Count, as its local partner, and customers could also select from their choice of the following charities: ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals On Wheels Association of America®, and the National Park Foundation. From Nov. 20, 2014 to Jan.2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold, or leased, to the customer’s choice.

“We are humbled by the efforts of Subaru and Belknap Subaru, and will use this money to continue our mission, helping veterans and their families,” said Love.

Belknap Subaru in Tilton, NH sells and services Subaru and other vehicles. They have been in business since 2001, and are a Better Business Bureau accredited business partner. For more information about the dealership or Share the Love, call Scott Ives at 603.7291300.

If you know a veteran, service member or military family in need of support from Veterans Count, please call 603.315.4354 or visit vetscount.org/nh.

NH’s 2nd Annual Make 12-Hours Count Radio-thon for Veterans Tops $150,000

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Granite Staters, Celebrities, Elected Officials, iHeartRadio, News Radio FM 96-7, WGIR 610 Team Up with Veterans Count to Support Families

Manchester, NH – The 2nd Annual Make 12 Hours Count Radio-thon for Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals celebrating its 10th anniversary, was a motivational day that raised more than $150,000 to help local service member and their families! This incredible 12-hour Radio-thon was broadcast on News Radio 96-7 in Portsmouth, News Radio 610 in Manchester as well as nationwide on iHeartRadio.com. Presented by LTC Partners, the donations poured in on a day officially proclaimed by NH Governor Maggie Hassan as “Veterans Count Day”.

“The outpouring of kindness for veterans and their families from our neighbors throughout New Hampshire was truly inspiring,” said Easter Seals NH President & CEO Larry Gammon. “That kindness, combined with the support we received from sponsors, volunteers and especially the dedicated people at News Radio 96-7 and News Radio 610, were indispensable in raising significant funds to help our service members through challenging times.”

Lucy Lange Gappens, SVPS for iHeartMedia- New Hampshire was equally thrilled: “We are overwhelmed and humbled by the response to this effort! Thanks to the dedication of New Hampshire Today host Jack Heath and the entire team at iHeart- New Hampshire for coordinating with the team at Easter Seals -Veterans Count, as well as the generous sponsors for their involvement in making this is the most successful radio-thon we have ever had.”

The Radio-thon featured 12 hours of compelling content about the challenges faced by military families and how Veterans Count provides support. Additionally, the broadcast included testimonials from clients, sponsor recognition, and check presentations. The Radio-thon was broadcast live with donations ranging from a $25,000 pledge from Presidential candidate Donald Trump and a $15,000 donation from former NH Governor Craig Benson to piggy banks stuffed with dollars and coins.

NewsRadio 610 and WGIR 96-7 wish to thank the hourly Supporting Sponsors: Autofair, Bank of America, Granite Group Benefits, Granite State Indoor Range, Great American Restaurants, Kittery Trading Post, Manchester Harley Davidson, New England Dragway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Service Credit Union, Toyota of Portsmouth, and Walmart. Thank you also to more than 100 event and phone bank volunteers as well as incentive sponsors, food sponsors, and to the companies who participated in grassroots fundraising efforts.

The proceeds from this Radio-thon will directly impact the lives of veterans, service members, and their families. Since 2006, Veterans Count has provided more than 9,000 individuals with services including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Veterans Count provides financial assistance for food, home maintenance, utilities, housing, rent, fuel assistance, vehicle repair, child care, gasoline, and medical bills.

If you missed the Radio-thon and would like to make a donation to help NH veterans and their families, please visit vetscount.org/nh or call 844.650.VETS.

State’s 2nd Annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio-thon for Veterans Hits Airwaves March 23

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News Radio 96-7 & WGIR-AM 610 Team Up with Veterans Count to Support Our Military Families

Manchester, NH – In a state-wide, patriotic show of support for all that our veterans, service members and their families have sacrificed, Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals NH, will take to the airwaves for the 2nd Annual “Make 12-Hours Count” Radio-thon, presented by LTC Partners, on March 23 from 6 am – 6 pm on News Radio 96-7, WGIR-AM 610 as well as iHeartRadio.com.

The Radio-thon will feature 12 hours of compelling content about the challenges faced by military families and how Veterans Count and other organizations provide support. Additionally, the Radio-thon will include testimonials from clients, sponsor recognition, celebrity endorsements and check presentations. The Radio-thon, hosted by the host of NH Today Jack Heath, will be broadcast live on Manchester’s WGIR-AM 610 and Rochester’s News Radio 96-7. Listeners not in the coverage area for these two stations will be able to access the broadcast online at iHeartRadio.com, or through the iHeartRadio app.

This major effort will directly impact the lives of service members of all eras and their families. Since 2006, Easter Seals Military & Veterans Services provided more than 9,000 individuals with services for challenges including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury.

Additionally, Veterans Count provides emergency financial assistance for food, home maintenance, utilities, housing, rent, fuel assistance, vehicle repair, child care, gasoline, and medical bills.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: Autofair, Bank of America, Granite Group Benefits, Granite State Indoor Range, Great American Restaurants, Kittery Trading Post, Manchester Harley Davidson, New England Dragway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Service Credit Union, Toyota of Portsmouth, and Walmart.

For more information about how to get involved, please contact Development Director Joe Emmons at 603.621.3570. Please call 844.650.VETS on March 23 to make a donation. 

Eagle Storage of Dover Hosts 2nd Annual Benefit Yard Sale and Auction for Veterans Count

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On Sunday, September 20, 2015, from 9AM to 1PM, Eagle Storage, on Route 155 in Dover, will host a giant benefit yard sale. Sponsored by BlueTech Car Wash and Calling All Cargo, the proceeds from sponsorships and seller registration fees will go to benefit Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, whose mission is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.

It is suggested that yardsalers donate $2 for entry into event (not required). Refreshments will be available for sale.

Liz Comeau, Site Manager for Eagle Storage, says “Eagle Storage has always been community minded by donating money and storage to local organizations, and we are excited to continue our new yard sale tradition.”

Veterans Count will have its own sale table loaded with donated items that Eagle Storage has been collecting over the summer. Item donations, clean and in good repair, can still be dropped off at Eagle Storage, 221 Knox Marsh Rd, Dover NH. 9AM to 4PM Mon – Sat up until September 19, and must be approved by staff. At 1PM, a WINNER TAKE ALL AUCTION will be held, with all proceeds going to Veterans Count.

Denise Poulos, Veterans Count board member, says “I was honored when Eagle Storage reached out with the generous offer to support Veterans Count through this popular event. This program truly does offer a hand up to our military families and offers an opportunity for all members of the community to show their appreciation.”

In 2014, more than 800 shoppers attended the event, and Eagle Storage helped to raise over $1,500 for Amy’s Treat, another local non-profit. This year is expected to exceed that total.

Details and registration forms for sellers can be found at www.eaglestorage.net/yardsale Deadline for seller registration is September 17, 2015. Questions can be directed to Eagle Storage 603-750-7500.

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Veterans Count Launches Inaugural Lakes Region Golf Tournament, Raising $83,000 for NH’s Military Families

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Nearly 100 golfers from across the Lakes Region and state hit the course for a cause on Monday, July 20, for the inaugural Veterans Count Lakes Region Golf Tournament at Laconia Country Club. Their generous support helped raise $83,000 for Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, which provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.

Since 2007, Veterans Count has served over 9,000 individuals in a variety of ways including suicide prevention, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, employment, transportation, and mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. Veterans Count supports families through a care coordination model and provides emergency financial assistance for food, home maintenance, housing, rent, fuel assistance, utilities, vehicle repair, gasoline, medical bills, and child care.

Thank you to all of our generous tournament sponsors: NASWA, UBS, Northeastern Sheet Metal, Bob Litterst, Weirs Publishing Company – Weirs Times and Cocheco Times, Walt Havenstein, Charles Schwab, Michael Salter, T & M Commercial Funding, Fisher Scientific, Bank of New Hampshire, Granite State Plumbing and Heating LLC, The Clark Family, Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, Michael Handrahan Remodeling, Inc., Sig Sauer, MCCOY GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LTD, Integrity Earthworks, Daniels Electric Corporation, Electrical Supply Company, Belknap Landscape Company Inc., Bo Brown, Atlantic Valuation Consultants, LLC, and Pike Industries.

Next year’s tournament will be held July 18, 2016. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Development, Joe Emmons at jtemmons@eastersealsnh.org.

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