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Veterans Count and Mobius Mobility Team Up to Match Veteran With Life-Changing iBOT® Donation

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Veterans Count and Mobius Mobility Team Up to Match Veteran With Life-Changing iBOT® Donation

Local veteran receives innovative personal mobility device

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Manchester, NH – A local veteran who is disabled received a state-of-the-art iBOT® Personal Mobility device (“iBOT® PMD”) thanks to a generous Veterans Count donor and assistance from the device’s manufacturer, Manchester-based Mobius Mobility.

Mike Moran, who served almost 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, has been using a manual wheelchair for the last 14 years.  The iBOT® PMD will open new opportunities for mobility, travel, and independence for the 51-year-old. He will soon be able to climb up and down curbs, traverse all matter of terrain, ascend and descend stairs, and again experience life at a standing height. The multi-modal iBOT® PMD is manufactured in Manchester, NH and distributed nationwide.

The iBOT® Moran received is one of five that were donated to Veterans Count at its On The Tarmac fundraiser in September 2021.

“We are grateful to the generous donors who have stepped up to help New Hampshire veterans with disabilities improve their mobility and independence,” said Kathy Flynn, Senior Director of Development for Veterans Count. “We are still taking requests for the remaining four iBOT®donations, and we encourage veterans to inquire. This is a life-changing device, and we can help you get it.”

Veterans Count and Mobius Mobility worked together to help Moran secure the prescription and other documentation he needed to qualify for the iBOT® PMD, and to schedule his training.

“Mobius Mobility is thrilled to have such a close, working partnership with Veterans Count,” said Mobius CEO Lucas Merrow. “Our two organizations share a common goal of ensuring the dignity, health, and wellbeing of New Hampshire’s veterans. The support of Veterans Count has been crucial to our ability to meet this goal, by providing iBOT®  PMD’s to veterans with disabilities who need them.”

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Local Veteran Set to Receive iBOT® Donation

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Local veteran set to receive innovative personal mobility device

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Manchester, NH, January 3, 2022 – A local veteran who is disabled will soon receive a state-of-the-art iBOT® Personal Mobility device (“iBOT® PMD”) thanks to a generous Veterans Count donor and assistance from the device’s manufacturer, Manchester-based Mobius Mobility.

Mike Moran, who served almost 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, has been using a manual wheelchair for the last 14 years.  The iBOT® PMD will open new opportunities for mobility, travel, and independence for the 51-year-old. He will soon be able to climb up and down curbs, traverse all matter of terrain, ascend and descend stairs, and again experience life at a standing height. The multi-modal iBOT® PMD is manufactured in Manchester, NH and distributed nationwide.

The iBOT® Moran will receive is one of five that were donated to Veterans Count at its On The Tarmac fundraiser in September 2021.

“We are grateful to the generous donors who have stepped up to help New Hampshire veterans with disabilities improve their mobility and independence,” said Kathy Flynn, Senior Director of Development for Veterans Count. “We are still taking requests for the remaining four iBOT®donations, and we encourage veterans to inquire. This is a life-changing device, and we can help you get it.”

Veterans Count and Mobius Mobility worked together to help Moran secure the prescription and other documentation he needed to qualify for the iBOT® PMD, and to schedule his training.

“Mobius Mobility is thrilled to have such a close, working partnership with Veterans Count,” said Mobius CEO Lucas Merrow. “Our two organizations share a common goal of ensuring the dignity, health, and wellbeing of New Hampshire’s veterans. The support of Veterans Count has been crucial to our ability to meet this goal, by providing iBOT®  PMD’s to veterans with disabilities who need them.”

Moran will receive his iBOT® and special training from Mobius Mobility later this month.

About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh

About Mobius Mobility

Mobius Mobility manufactures and distributes the iBOT® Personal Mobility Device (“iBOT® PMD”), a breakthrough product for people with disabilities. The iBOT® PMD is a fully robotic, multi-modal mobility device that provides users with increased mobility and independence in rural, suburban and urban settings. In one device, iBOT® PMD users can climb curbs and stairs, traverse  sand, snow, mud and other terrain, and interact with the world at eye level. Mobius Mobility is based in the historic millyard of Manchester, New Hampshire where it also manufactures the iBOT® PMD.

 

 

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Veterans Count Fashion Show A Runaway Success on the Runway

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Veterans Count Fashion Show A Runaway Success on the Runway

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Funds were raised for veterans, service members, and their families.

On Tuesday, September 21, over 150 participants gathered outside under clear skies at the McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester to watch 21 veterans and one Gold Star Mother model the latest fashions for the 5th Annual Beyond the Boots Fundraiser. All proceeds from the event supported Veterans Count, a program of Easterseals New Hampshire.

“We are really pleased with the turnout for this year’s event,” said Brian McLaughlin, the Veterans Count Executive Committee Chair. “We appreciate the veterans, business owners, sponsors, staff, and volunteers who made this evening possible. Together, we made a difference for New Hampshire veterans and service members in need.”

Attendees enjoyed a color guard performance by the Manchester High School West Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and friendly banter from show emcees McLaughlin and former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte.

To close out the evening, U.S. Army veteran Ben Beauchemin was honored with the Veteran-Owned Business Award. Beauchemin started his custom firearms business, Wicked Weaponry, in Hooksett in 2012.

Beyond the Boots was sponsored by McIntyre Ski Area, Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, NH HVAC Systems Inc, Kurt Wick’s Allstate Insurance, Colliers, RBC Wealth Management, PJ’s Flowers & Weddings, Amerihealth Caritas NH, Blackwater Fire Suppression, Horizon Beverage, LeBlanc Heating, PSI Water, and Bedford Village Inn. Clothing was provided by Britches of Concord, Fabulous Looks Boutique, Fresh of Nashua, Indigo Blues & Co., Manchester Harley-Davidson, Men’s Wearhouse of Manchester, Millennium Running, Arnoldo Joseph Boutique in Bedford, Lilise Designer Resale, Proctor Ski & Board, and McIntyre Ski Area. Hair was styled by Danielle and Diane from Noun Studio and makeup was provided by Christine and Jessalyn.

The philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, Veterans Count provides critical, timely financial assistance and services to New Hampshire’s service members, veterans, and their families to ensure their dignity, health, and overall well-being.

About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh

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Raising a Glass and Funds at the Red, White & Brew Festival

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Raising a Glass, and Funds, for Veterans at the 5th Annual Red, White & Brew Craft Beer & Wine Festival  

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An Easterseals NH & Veterans Count Event to Support New Hampshire Veterans and Their Families

September 14, 2021 — Laconia, NH — On Saturday, September 25, the Lakes Region chapter of Veterans Count will host its 5th Annual Red, White & Brew Craft Beer & Wine Festival at Funspot from 12 pm to 4 pm.

The event to benefit New Hampshire Veterans and their families draws hundreds of participants annually, and this year looks to be no exception. With beer and wine tastings on tap, the Bob Pratte Band live on stage, and a car show to check out, there will be plenty to see, eat, and do at the popular Weirs Beach destination.

“Thanks to our staff, volunteers, and sponsors, we’ve got an afternoon full of entertainment planned to honor and support service members,” said Jane Love, Volunteer Event Chair & Veterans Count-Lakes Region Chapter member. “We appreciate the many folks that join us for this event every year. Through their generosity, this event has raised $208,000 in its first four years to meet the needs of many New Hampshire veterans and families. Every ticket purchased makes a difference.”

Thank you to our major sponsors, including The Naswa Resort, FunSpot, Mix 94.1fm, The Weirs Times, South End Media, Stafford Oil, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Amoskeag Beverages, Pine State Trading, MS Walker, Perfecta Wines, Martignetti, Sal’s Pizza, and Bootleggers.

Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals NH Military and Veterans Services, provides emergency financial assistance to veterans, service members, and families.

For more information about the event, and to register, visit https://vetscount.org/nh/events/red-white-brew-craft-beer-wine-festival/.

About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh

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Jeeps to Travel in Convoy in Support of Jeepin’ 4 Vets Event

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Jeeps to Travel in Convoy in Support of Easterseals NH and Veterans Count Jeepin’ 4 Vets

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4th Annual Jeepin’ 4 Vets Benefits New Hampshire’s Veterans and Their Families 

On Sunday, July 25, nearly 100 participants are expected at the 4th Annual Jeepin’ 4 Vets with proceeds to benefit Veterans Count.

The philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, Veterans Count provides critical, timely financial assistance and services to New Hampshire’s service members, veterans, and their families to ensure their dignity, health, and overall well-being.

The convoy will begin at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth at 10 am and travel to Harley Jacks in Ossipee, where there will be food, music, raffles, and a Jeep scavenger hunt.

“This event provides a unique experience to unite Jeep owners while supporting our military families,” said Tim Carnes, Owner, Harley Jacks Burgers & Brews. “We are extremely proud to host this year’s participants.”

Events such as Jeepin’ 4 Vets provide necessary funds for rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future.

Participants are getting into the spirit of the event early this year through the Duck Duck Jeep phenomenon. This is the act of “Ducking” or placing a rubber duck on someone’s Jeep. This means the owner got “Ducked” and has to continue by planting another rubber duck on someone else’s Jeep. Duck Duck Jeeps mission is to help make this a seamless experience to help spread the Jeep love. Ducks for this event are military themed.

For more information about the event, and to register, visit https://vetscount.org/nh/events/jeepin4vets/.

About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh

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Hundreds Planning to Run in Pack & Boots 5K Road Race

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Hundreds Planning to Race in Support of Easterseals NH and Veterans Count Race Series

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8th Annual Pack and Boots 5k Road Race Benefits New Hampshire’s Veterans and Their Families

On Sunday, July 4, in downtown Portsmouth, nearly 200 participants are expected at the 8th Annual Pack and Boots 5k Road Race with proceeds to benefit Veterans Count.

The philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, Veterans Count provides critical, timely financial assistance and services to New Hampshire’s service members, veterans, and their families to ensure their dignity, health, and overall well-being.

In addition to a traditional 5k and virtual option, the race features a unique 1-mile Survival Run in which participants run or walk with a backpack equal to 10% of their body weight.

“Wearing the backpack in the Survival Run replicates the experience of active-duty soldiers, carrying their field kit. This a great chance to put yourself in their boots,” said Race Committee Chair Chris Lucas, US Air Force (2011-2017).

The 8th Annual Pack and Boots 5k Road Race is part of the Easterseals & Veterans Count Race Series presented by BAE Systems. Individuals who participate in three of the five races will earn an official race series jacket by The North Face.

“We have added a virtual option for those unable to attend the race, and for those running in-person, we are providing pre-packaged snacks for safety. There’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than supporting our veterans and their families at this fun event,” added Lucas.

In addition to BAE Systems, other major race sponsors include Seacoast Dream Dentistry, Novocure, Louis F. Clarizio DDS PA Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, and People’s United Bank.

For more information about the race, and to register, visit vetscount.org/nh/events/pack-boots-5k-road-race.

About Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2007 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. For example, funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Last year alone, the program served more than 1,660 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services and obtaining employment and housing to build a sustainable, secure, and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services visit, easterseals.com/nh

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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

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