Radio-thon supports local veterans

News Radio 96-7, WGIR-AM 610, and iHeart Radio are again teaming up with Veterans Count and taking to the airwaves to show support for New Hampshire’s military heroes, and to honor all they and their families have sacrificed!

The Make 12 Hours Count Radio Thon will be presented by LTC Partners, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Listeners can tune in to WGIR AM 610, NewsTalk 96-7, stream it online at or listen via the iHeartRadio app on their phone.

Hosted again this year by New Hampshire radio legend Jack Heath, the event will feature 12 hours of new content about the challenges faced by military families and how Veterans Count and other organizations provide support. The radio-thon will also include compelling testimonials from veterans, service members, and their families, sponsor recognition, celebrity endorsements and check presentations. Ninety cents of every dollar raised will support the needs of military families.

Veterans Count seeks support from businesses and individuals interested in grassroots fundraising efforts prior to the event. Donations of $1,000 or more can be presented on-air during the radio-thon. Help make these 12 hours count! To get involved with the Veterans Count radio-thon, contact Easterseals Senior Vice President of Development Joe Emmons, at jtemmons@ or 621-3570.

Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services provided services to over 2,461 New Hampshire veterans, service members and their families in 2017 alone. These services included suicide prevention, employment, housing and homelessness, substance misuse treatment, transportation, and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Veterans Count, the philanthropic program of Easterseals NH’s Military & Veterans Services, provided over $501,000 in emergency financial assistance in 2017 for fuel assistance, vehicle repairs, medical bills, food, rent and other critical and unmet needs.

Veterans Count is fueled by passionate volunteers who are committed to raising awareness about the financial, emotional, and other challenges that can result from military service and to raising money to help address these needs for NH’s service members, veterans, and their families. To learn more about Veterans Count or to make a donation, please visit Or, mail your donation to Veterans Count, Easterseals NH, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, N.H. 03103.

If you know a veteran, service member, or military family in need, please contact the Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services Intake Coordinator at 315-4354.