7th Annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon A Massive Success in Supporting Local Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
On May 19, the 7th Annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon hit the airwaves and was a massive success in showing support for New Hampshire’s military heroes and honored all they, and their families, have sacrificed.
The 12-hour broadcast (from 7am – 7pm) highlighted the challenges faced by our veterans in the state of NH, and demonstrated how listener support helps Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services (MVS) and Veterans Count assist our servicemen and women in their time of need. In addition, the Radio Thon featured MVS client stories, sponsor interviews, celebrity endorsements, and military dignitaries.
The Radio Thon aired on the radio stations of Binnie Media with host Jack Heath of ‘Good Morning NH.’ It was heard on The Pulse of NH stations News Talk 107.3 WTPL, 98.1 WTSN, and 107.3 WEMJ, with additional support on music stations Frank FM, 105.5 JYY, and Country 93.3 The Wolf, and Country 95.3 & 107.1 The Wolf.
“Binnie Media is proud to be a part of the Make 12 Hours Count Radiothon. This was our first year and we are thrilled with the results. We look forward to many more years of partnering with Veteran’s Count and Jack Heath. As a local company we are proud to support our local veterans,” says Massimo Rosati, President of Binnie Media. “Binnie Media and Binnie Family Charities have a long tradition of charitable partnerships and this is another opportunity to help a great cause.”
Over the past six years, the Radio Thon has raised more than $750,000 which has directly impacted the lives of service members, veterans, and their families. This year, the Radio Thon raised over $200,000, bringing the 7 year total to over 1.1 Million dollars.
Since 2007, MVS has provided services to more than 18,000 NH service members, veterans, and their families for challenges including suicide risk, unemployment, homelessness, substance use disorders, legal concerns, and mental health issues. In addition, MVS in partnership with Veterans Count has provided emergency financial assistance for food, utilities, housing, transportation, fuel, and vehicle repair.
About Veterans Count
Since 2007, Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services, has provided critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to service members, veterans, and their families, to ensure their dignity, health, and overall well-being. We continue to ensure that 90% of every net dollar raised for Veterans Count is spent to provide services and grow resources for NH service members, veterans, and their families.
For more information about Veterans Count please visit vetscount.org/nh.
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