HOME BASE’S VETERANS DAY SPECIAL
Home Base Southwest Florida Veterans Day Special aired on Sunday, November 11th. This 60-minute television event highlighted the multifaceted aspects of Home Base. This telethon aired on ABC Channel 7 in Florida. The broadcast aimed to educate the Southwest Florida community at large about the invisible wounds of war and focused on patients who bravely shared their story in hopes of reducing stigma.
Though Home Base is headquartered in New England, ALL funds raised by the Florida Veterans Day broadcast will remain in the community, allowing the program to continue providing life-saving care to a region more than 130,000 Veterans call home. Home Base’s Southwest Florida Program was created to empower local Veterans and Warriors to take control of their physical well-being, provide tools to help manage stress and provide complex care for those in need of treatment for the Invisible Wounds. What began as a health and fitness program for Veterans has transformed into something with even more impact: a community. To date, Home Base has served more than 700 Veterans and Family Members.
This year’s Southwest Florida telethon was hosted by ABC7 News Anchor Jeff Butera.