FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Tiffany Braxton
PROMINENT VETERAN BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES “VEDI 25” TO SALUTE THE UNSUNG HEROES THAT WORK TOWARDS BETTERING THE LIVES OF VETERANS HERE ON THE HOMEFRONT
NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2017) – Veterans Entrepreneurial Development Initiatives, (VEDI), Incorporated is set to recognize the “unsung” heroes and sheroes on the home front who make a difference for long term sustainability for returning veterans and their families. With the launch of “VEDI 25”, the community based, veteran-focused organization will pay tribute to individuals and organizations that operate in the “domestic trenches” to build up positive and productive infrastructures for veterans to effectively return to civilian life.
“We will not only recognize those who put the needs of veterans first, but actually step up to do something,” stated Meta J. Mereday, VEDI, Inc. Founder and Domestic Warrior for Veterans. “I am so passionate about helping our veterans and re-igniting the veteran community and I know that there are others out there who did not serve, but are battling everyday here at home to help those who protected us. I come from a military family and a family of advocates, so my service has been on the home front because I stand on the shoulders of those who served on many fronts.”
The “VEDI 25” will be comprised of a select group that will be the launch of the VEDI “Circle of Champions for Vets” which will include an annual class of 25 who will be selected by VEDI Team members and advisory board members based on proven results and recommendations. “This selection will not be determined by ‘likes” but by actions that have elevated the condition of veterans and improved their long term sustainability,” added Mereday. “Grass roots efforts, while underfunded, are the true fabric that supports veteran empowerment. We do not have the luxury or cushion to waste time or money. Veteran Lives are in jeopardy daily and the ‘VEDI 25’ will represent those who are in the domestic trenches with us lifting up our veterans.”
Meta, the VEDI team and their community partners have been in the forefront of addressing the needs of veterans and their families who too often fall through the cracks of the broken system and bridge gaps – even with limited resources – to make a difference that generates a ripple effect of results. Whether it is advocating for legislation to improve access for veteran businesses to procurement opportunities and advocating for waivers for student veterans to register for classes without delays, to moving a veteran family during a tropical storm and helping to keep veterans in their homes; VEDI has made its mark as a true advocacy organization for veterans. During this process, the team has developed relationships with individuals and organizations that have gone “above and beyond” in providing assistance to the VEDI model of empowering the veteran community.
Veterans Entrepreneurial Development Initiatives (VEDI) Inc. is a 501(c)(3) New York State not for profit organization that was established to collaborate with various organizations to create an effective national model to grow veteran businesses, increase veteran employment and ignite veteran community empowerment.
For more information about VEDI, Inc and its “VEDI 25” and “VEDI Circle of Champions” Contact: Tiffany Braxton via Email: VEDI@MidnightManagement.com or Phone: 860 698-0643.