When Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC) launched a new community outreach strategy earlier this year, the hope was to put a spotlight on others, an objective met through the Voices of VNEOC podcast.
“If we are going to improve the lives of veterans and their families, we need to recognize any organization whose work intersects with ours,” noted VNEOC’s John Ford.
Produced by Jordan Rich of Chart Productions and distributed by Fast Twitch Media, Voices of VNEOC is currently working with several nonprofits in New Hampshire, including the Wright Museum of World War II.
“The Wright is an incredible place that works to ensure we never forget the sacrifices of the men and women who have served our nation,” said Ford. “I’m thrilled Jordan and his team are helping us tell a larger story.”
Founded in 1994, The Wright in Wolfeboro, NH features more than 14,000 items in its collection from both the home front and battle field. Its 2020 season is highlighted by Vietnam: The Real War — A Photographic History from the Associated Press, an exhibit that features 50 photos taken during the 1960’s and 70’s.
“I appreciate Veterans Northeast Outreach Center and their willingness to allow us to talk about what we do and why,” said Executive Director Mike Culver. “We are thankful for them letting us use their platform.”
This same upcoming Voices of VNEOC podcast will also feature the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Londonderry, NH and Honor Flight New England in Hooksett, NH.
“We are extremely excited to be working closely with these institutions,” said Ed “Chief” Mitchell, executive director of VNEOC. “All these organizations have strong connections to veterans and have hearts that are committed to veteran causes.”
For Rich, who has been with WBZ for 25 years and previously kept listeners company on WRKO and WSSH-FM, Voices of VNEOC is special because the “inspiring stories of our veterans have no boundaries.”
“We’re excited to feature interviews with veterans and organizations throughout parts of New Hampshire on our new podcast,” he said. “These are stories that need to be shared and this podcast makes that possible.”
Serving Essex, Middlesex and Barnstable Counties (MA) and Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties (NH), VNEOC provides basic food and housing, advocacy as an Accredited VSO, counseling, peer support, case management, employment and education to veterans and their families.
To learn more about Chart Productions, which Rich founded in 1978 with Ken Carberry, visit chartproductions.com.