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Injustice for Brawl 2 Pro Wrestling Event to benefit Veterans Count

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Professional wrestling is coming back to Concord, NH thanks to Injustice for Brawl 2 (IFB2). The stacked card features the first ever defense of the NWA Title in NH, USA vs Canada Flag Match, high flying Tables Match, plus many more!  This year’s family friendly event will take place on Sunday, March 31st, at Everett Arena in Concord and is in support of NH veterans, service members and their families!

Talent includes Laconia’s own Master of Mayhem Tommy Mack versus NWA Champ Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Title, future WWE HOFer and DX member Billy Gunn, The Samoan Storm Afa Jr., Don Vega, Markus Burke, WWE HOFer Tony Atlas, MA native Anthony Greene, NH’s own Tyler Nitro, Maine’s own Cousin Larry, Chris Banks, and a mystery opponent! Special appearance by John Cena Sr.

Doors open at 2pm for a meet and greet (photo ops and autographs) and bell time is at 4pm! Read More

5th Annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon to Support Local Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

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News Radio 610AM and 96-7FM, and iHeartRadio are once again teaming up with Veterans Count and taking to the airwaves to show support for NH’s military heroes, and to honor all they and their families have sacrificed!

Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon presented by LTC Partners, will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 6am–6pm. Listeners can tune in to News Radio 610AM and 96-7FM, as well as listen on the iHeartRadio app.

For the past four years, radio legend and Veterans Count advocate Jack Heath of NH Today has hosted the Radio Thon, and he is once again honored to man the microphone. The 12-hour broadcast will highlight the challenges faced by our veterans in the state of NH, and how your support can help Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services (MVS) and Veterans Count assist our service men and women in their time of need. In addition, the Radio Thon will feature MVS client stories, sponsor interviews, celebrity endorsements and military dignitaries.  Read More

Gilford Hannaford Supports NH Veterans, Service Members and Their Families through Community Bag Program

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Veterans Count has been named the recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program at the supermarket located at 1425 Lake Shore Road in Gilford.

The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which launched in October 2015, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities shoppers live and work in. The program features the reusable Community Bag with a special tag attached to it that allows customers to direct a donation to a non-profit selected that month.

Throughout the month of March, $1 from every Community Bag purchased at the Gilford location will be donated to Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services.

“Veterans Count is grateful to be chosen as the beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program,” says Kathy Flynn, Veterans Count Director of Development. “The support from the Community Bags brings much needed awareness of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services and Veterans Count to the Lakes Region.”

For more information about Veterans Count visit, vetscount.org/nh

3rd Annual Beyond the Boots Fashion Show benefitting Veterans Count Features Local Veterans and Vendors, and Honors Veteran-Owned Business Owner Tony Matos

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Join us at the 3rd Annual Beyond the Boots on Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30pm at Manchester Country Club in Bedford presented by Envy Sports Club & Cafe and McIntyre Ski Area. Beyond the Boots is a fashion show that features 17 models – 16 veterans representing all five branches and a Gold Star Mother – showing how they have transitioned from their fatigues to every day fashions, which can be found at local businesses.

Guests will enjoy fashions by Benton Shoe Co.Britches of ConcordFabulous Looks BoutiqueFresh of NashuaIndigo Blues & Co.Manchester Harley-Davidson, and Men’s Wearhouse, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a silent auction featuring more than 30 items, Easterseals Military & Veterans Services consumer moment, and the honoring of Veteran-Owned Business Owner Tony Matos of AltosRead More

Giving Tuesday, Eastern Propane & Oil Fueling Veterans Count

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Eastern Propane & Oil, a family owned and operated business since 1932, is committed to serving those who serve with a $3,308.31 donation made on Giving Tuesday to Veterans Count. This isn’t just any donation, this is the direct result of a one-cent per gallon donation made off of 330,831 gallons that were delivered from the first Veterans Count branded propane truck in the Eastern Propane & Oil Fleet.

“In our effort to offer both awareness and financial support to Veterans Count, we are committed to donating one-cent per gallon from every single gallon that is delivered from a Veterans Count branded truck. This is the first truck we branded Veterans Count and have another 4 in operation that started October 1st,” said Josh Anderson, Vice-President of Marketing & Business Development. “We are excited to see the gallons delivered from this new fleet and look forward to a big donation in 2019!” Read More

Ethan Allen hosts 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths

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Ethan Allen of Portsmouth is hosting their 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths to benefit Veterans Count. They have 22 beautiful wreaths that have been designed and donated to be raffled off on 11/25, just in time for the holidays! Raffle tickets can be purchased in-store or online, and the raffle benefits Veterans Count.

We highly recommend seeing these beauties in person. Each in-store raffle purchaser will receive a free Ethan Allen gift. To purchase tickets online visit, https://vetscount.org/nh/events/ethan-allen-festival-wreaths/. Photos of the wreaths can be found on the website as well.

A Veterans Day Message

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Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day was originally established as a U.S. holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially ended on November 11, 1918. In 1954, after both World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. Congress changed the word “Armistice” to “Veterans,” and Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Veterans Day is a day for us to stand united to respect and honor the patriotism and sacrifice of those who have served our country. “Thank you for your service.”  As citizens who enjoy great freedom and security as a result of our nation’s strong military, many Americans express their gratitude when they see a Service Member in uniform.  How do we honor the veterans – those who served their country with valor and are now separated from the Armed Forces and who don’t wear their uniforms anymore?  New Hampshire has the 8th highest veteran population per-capita in the country.  How and when do we thank them?

Here are some ways to show your appreciation (from Military.com): Read More

Helping Hands: Annual Gala Honors Veterans, Raises Funds

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2018 Nashua SOS Gala

The Nashua Telegraph — The 7th annual Nashua Salute Our Soldiers Gala Saturday evening at the Sky Meadow Country Club honored the many men and women protecting the nation’s freedoms.

This was the first year the event was hosted at Sky Meadow, which was decked out with red, white and blue lights and table arrangements honoring the many men and women who have and continue to serve in the military. Vice Chair of the Nashua Chapter and gala chair Carolann Constant said the event is spearheaded by Sy Mahfuz and Tom Tessier. They were among the original chapter members, she said.

“It’s a program that basically fills the needs of any veteran or family member of a veteran that no other service can take care of,” Constant said. “Our care coordinators, they’re the most important part of the program, will speak with a veteran and find out what their need is and, if it’s something that there is a service out there for, like with the VA, they’ll connect them with the appropriate department in the VA that can help them. So, a lot of the times, money isn’t even a factor. It’s more of getting the veterans connected with the right services.” Read More

Veterans Count is hosting the 11th Annual Salute Our Soldiers Breakfast

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The Manchester Chapter of Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services (M&VS), is holding its 11th Annual Salute Our Soldiers (SOS) Breakfast on October 24, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson). The patriotic breakfast will recognize veterans and service members in attendance, inspirational stories from Easterseals clients, guest speakers from business that support Veterans Count, and a keynote address from General (R) David Perkins.

The mission of Veterans Count 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. Veterans Count offers a hand up, not a hand out. Read More

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