VEDI Inc. is Developing “News2Reel4RealFolks”

VediLogoVETERANS ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, (VEDI) INC.

734 Franklin Ave, Suite 532 Garden City, NY 11530

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Tiffany Braxton, Vedi@Midnight Management.com

VEDI Inc. is developing “News2Reel4RealFolks”a multiplatform series to bring a fresh, humanistic approach and solutions to topical issues that impact veterans and their community

Leading veteran empowerment group takes lead in providing compassionate support for both military and sports veterans starting with the daunting “Concussion Discussion”

Garden City, NY: –  The movie “Concussion” has generated new momentum for a much needed discussion and plan of action driven not only by new protocols and safety gadgets, but ideally a new culture within the military and professional sports. “Major corporations – including media groups – have joined forces with the NFL to identify some new ideas and training methods, while the NFL still grapples with lawsuits and untimely deaths of forgotten, former players.  According to Meta J. Mereday, an award winning journalist, advocate for veterans and Founder of VEDI, Inc., what is missing is the discussions with retired players and soldiers about their experiences as the “faces of concussion” and getting them the resources and assurances they need as well as actual changes in the game to address and minimize the attack oriented “warrior”.

“We know that the NFL and the Department of Defense are working together because concussions belong in the traumatic brain injury family, but the design competitions and uneven protocol formats still leave too many at risk,” stated Mereday. “We need to capture the life stories and challenges and document the impact of concussions as a human interest story and community concern because our players and veterans are suffering in silence, but society is impacted as a whole. Science and gimmicks won’t solve the problem, changing the culture and educating the people will.”

News2Reel 4RealFolks” will highlight topical stories in a series format with in depth news, human interest and a wrap up that provides solutions and resources. N2R4RF will employ a multiplatform concept that will incorporate standard interview formats, webcasting interspersed with social media, research and resource supports for the specific topic on tap. With an informal and relaxed setting, N2R4RF will focus on the issues at hand, the individuals and their respective communities directly impacted and highlight what is being done and introduce strategies to bridge gaps. “Too often current programming is so outlandish, that viewers are left with a bad taste which is a wasted opportunity to make changes for the better. We want to give a new spin to topical issues and introduce a media model that is more humanistic and proactive.” The premiere piece will highlight the untold stories, missed opportunities and strategic possibilities regarding the Concussion Discussion.

VEDI Inc. and its health disparities partner, Empowered Health Partnerships will be partnering with the media, military, medical communities for the premiere segment and engaging other diverse constituencies  to develop the programming.

VEDI, a 501 (c ) (3) was established in 2008 to collaborate with various organizations to create an effective national model to build programs that will grow veteran businesses and increase veteran employment. VEDI works with local colleges and universities to develop programs to increase veteran entrepreneurial training and employment outreach. Also, VEDI has developed innovative collaborations that have proactively impacted the veteran community and overall societal empowerment.

For more information about “News2Reels4RealFolks” contact Midnight Management. VEDI@MidnightManagement.com.

 

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Our Wish To You…

VETERANS ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, (VEDI) INC.

and our community partners

Empowered Health Partnerships, Inc. (Queens, NY)

Bethel AME Church and Food Pantry (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Baldwin United & Baldwin Oaks Civic Association (Baldwin, NY)

Long Island Veterans Initiatives (Long Island, NY)

Isabel Dory Ministries (Long Island, NY)

Cedarmore Corp (Freeport, NY)

Hands of Hope Ministries (Pennsylvania & New York)

MRG- Health Empowerment & Longevity Project –HELP (New York)

 

and our program liaisons

Top Flight, LLC (California and Georgia)

BFA Environmental (Florida, Louisiana & New York)

Detroit REBUILD (Michigan)

Summit Global Strategies & Solutions (New Jersey)

USBLN

NY NJ MSDC (New York & New Jersey)

 

Wish you and yours a…..

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY AND A SEASON OF GRATITUDE TO ONE AND ALL!!

                 

And thank our veterans and their families EVERYDAY for their sacrifice and service. Support those of us in the trenches focused on their empowerment upon their return! It starts with you! Share if you care!

                                                                  Meta J. Mereday, Founder

In the interest of our Veterans… GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/wp5586u8

VEDI, Inc. Launches New GoFundMe.com Fundraising Campaign

For Immediate Release:

Monday, September 28, 2015 – VEDI, Inc. launched its new Fundraising Campaign through the popular crowdfunding source GoFundMe.com. Check out the fundraising video below, and if you feel so inclined to donate to this organization, whose focus is Veteran Empowerment through Entrepreneurial and Business Development. Visit their GoFundMe campaign page where you can learn more about the organization and the work they have been doing and looking to expand on, link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/wp5586u8

Feel free to share link with others who are engaged in and or care about the plight of our Veterans. Thank you.

VEDI Founder Honored for Veteran Business Development

Meta J. Mereday, VEDI Founder, was recently honored by the Long Island Business News for community outreach and service to our nation’s veterans.  Meta received the honor at a special ceremony hosted by the business publication held at the Cresthollow Country Club for her innovative efforts to generate contracting opportunities for veterans to help them to increase their capacity to hire other veterans.  In addition to creating contracting opportunities, VEDI also advocates for state based programs that increase access and training for veteran entrepreneurs and ease licensing restrictions.  “Our veterans continue to be underserved when they return home from service and it is time for all of us to step from behind the waving flags and really make a long term commitment to build up our domestic front to increase veteran businesses and decrease veteran homelessness.”  Meta, who is a business development expert and veteran advocate, was among 50 honorees who were recognized at the gala event by Long Island’s leading business publication.