This Veterans’ Day on November 11, 2021, Beasley Media Group and Waterman Broadcasting will join forces for the second annual Southwest Florida Salutes our Veterans event to raise awareness and support for Home Base Southwest Florida and its Veteran and Family Care initiatives.
Through the partnership, B103.9 FM Morning Personality and Army Veteran Jason “Big Mama” Jones, host of the “Big Mama and the WiLd Bunch Morning Show” which airs from 6-10AM, and the 96K Rock’s Stan and Haney Show which airs from 2- 6PM, in conjunction with the ABC7 morning and evening news broadcasts, will showcase the Home Base Southwest Florida (SWFL) programs that treat Veterans, Service Members, and their Families coping with the invisible wounds of war. The show will educate the public about more about how they can support the life-changing and life-saving programs and services Home Base offers at no cost to Veterans, Service Members and their families.
“Our Veteran community continues to face challenges, from the ongoing pandemic to tensions around the globe. Veteran suicides have increased 20% since the onset of the pandemic, with nearly 20 Veterans losing their lives to suicide each day. The recent events in Afghanistan impacted the military community in devastating ways, reopening old wounds for some and deepening current wounds for others. Now more than ever, these heroes need a grateful nation to fulfill their promise of serving them as they have so courageously done for us.” said Home Base Executive Director Brigadier General (USA ret.) Jack Hammond.
Florida is home to one of the largest Veteran populations in the United States. Proceeds generated by this annual on-air event will provide essential services to Veterans, active Military and their families living across Southwest Florida. Veterans and key stakeholders who are part of the Home Base community will be interviewed throughout the entire day on both radio shows and ABC7’s news broadcasts.
“I am very excited about this partnership,” said Jones. “Being able to use the power of radio and television to help raise awareness and money for the veterans of Southwest Florida. I am planning some “star” studded guest for the day that will not only make show informative but very entertaining as well.”
To make a donation, please visit www.homebase.org/swflgive.