Press Release: VEDI Launches Campaign for Mobile Health and Empowerment Unit for Veterans

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Tiffany Braxton

VEDI@MidnightManagement.com

Phone:  860 698-0643

 

VEDI INC LAUNCHES “BINSACK-WATSON VETERAN EXPRESS” TO FILL IN THE SUPPORT GAP FOR VETS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Campaign for Mobile Health and Empowerment Unit to address underserved veterans where they are situated

NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2017)According to The Soldiers Project, approximately 25 veterans commit or attempt to commit suicide every day.  As a nation that believes in saluting our returning heroes, we have not done a great job of meeting the needs of veterans once the holiday parades end.  Homelessness, Unemployment, Substance Abuse, Business Failures and Domestic Violence is equally high within the veteran community and too many are sitting in silent suffering.  In many cases, the issues include a lack of resources that could help veterans bridge gaps and retain their pride. Often, the problem starts with the basics – the lack of transportation and relevant resources – i.e. food, shelter, and compassionate care.

Veterans Entrepreneurial Development Initiatives (VEDI), Inc. has launched a much needed campaign to raise $1 million to meet the needs of our under –served veterans.  The Binsack-Watson Express Platform was launched in remembrance of two Vietnam Veterans who were failed by the system.  One was homeless for months and the other lived in a foreclosed home with no heat.  Neither had transportation nor proper healthcare or support to gain the resources and attention they needed to survive, despite the millions poured into programs designed to help them.  Veteran Binsack lived in bus depots and slept behind VFW Halls.  Veteran Watson applied for assistance and his file was lost for months causing him to live in fear and the cold. They served their country and were dis-served by it.

The Binsack-Watson Veteran Express is designed to be a mobile support triad that will connect with veterans and their families where they are – and not subject them to the lack of sensitivity and accessibility that currently exists.  The Binsack-Watson Veteran Express will provide three levels of support for underserved veteran and their families designed to rebuild and empower the veteran community.  The Binsack-Watson Veteran Mini Van will provide transport for veterans to appointments, job interviews, shopping etc.  The Binsack-Watson Mobile Health & Vet Transporter provides rides, on-site health care assistance and educational outreach that reaches underserved veterans and their families where they are situated.  The Binsack-Watson VEDI-EHP Multi-care Mobile Health & Wellness Mobile Command Center will provide broader compassionate care and immediate resource support with “boots on the ground” capabilities to assist homeless populations.

Hosting Organizations: 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 build programs to grow veteran businesses, increase veteran employment and ignite veteran community empowerment. VEDI works with diverse constituencies to develop programs to increase veteran entrepreneurial and employment outreach and other services to improve infrastructure and long-term sustainability for veterans, their businesses and families.

Empowered Health Partnerships, Inc. (EHP) – is a 501 (c )(3) organization that was co-founded by world renowned nephrologist David Scott to combat the obesity epidemic which has led to the rise in diabetes and related ailments in African-American and Hispanic children; and to address health disparities in underserved communities.  The veteran population has also been targeted and is vulnerable to a variety of critical conditions due to poor nutrition, delayed medical attention and lack of access.

To make a tax deductible donation, make your check payable to “VEDI, Inc” and send to; VEDI/Binsack-Watson Project; 734 Franklin Ave, Suite 532, Garden City, NY 11530.

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For Immediate Release: PROMINENT VETERAN BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES “VEDI 25” TO SALUTE THE UNSUNG HEROES

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Tiffany Braxton

Email: Vedi@MidnightManagement.com

 

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.

 

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