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Oscar Coverage and Mia from Wounded Warrior Homes

March 6, 2014
This show featured Angela Moskovis, Wesley Shaw of RPM, Adam on the board.
Special guest Mia Roseberry from Wounded Warrior Homes

We covered the Oscar's and John Travolta's pronunciation debacle.
Can I just say, WE LOVE PINK! She's tremendous - not only does she do her own acrobatics, but can sing  with such resonance at the same time. She's powerful and under-appreciated! And, how many of you cry or mist up when you hear "Wind Beneath my Wings" by Bette Midler? Perfect timing on that.

Wes' Recap on Loans, Interest and the Market:
improving interest rates with Ukraine crisis. It's a great time to obtain a mortgage. At about 4.5 percent you are borrowing money at a good price.Don't wait - sellers are serious, as are buyers. Bryan disagrees when people say 
to wait until summer - no reason to delay. There are buyers waiting for you. Do it while the rates are at 4.5 percent. Let's not wait.

Mia Roseberry, co-founder of Wounded Warrior Homes in San Diego
Their mission is to provide transitional housing to single post-911 combat veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. Many veterans are discharged from military, but what you don't know is that they are discharged due to injury, it can take up to two years to receive their benefits when they get out. In the meantime, they have no income, and due to the injury they cannot work. Has greatly increased the homeless population. There are over 48,000 Iraq and Iran veterans who are homeless from USA Today report. This is sickening. No one seems to realize that it truly takes time for everything to come through. They have no money, some don't have family or support system. They go home to Midwest - cannot get to VA support - no doctors in their plan, no facilities. Takes hours to get there - cannot afford the gas, cannot find someone with that kind of time to get them there.

San Diego County has such an amazing wealth of resources. They get support from the Balboa and La Jolla VA facilities and many other offices in the county. Bryan found out about Wounded Warrior Homes from his friends Brian and Patrick at REIG Asset Management. They are a HUGE sponsor for Wounded Warrior Homes. People don't realize how the system works and how long it takes to get the flow of benefits, especially when you are not near veteran support systems.

Compare this to the $500K willing to pay for dinner with Kim Kardashian. 

Disgusting when you think HOW many veterans that same money could help. 

Society can be so shallow and the media even worse to talk about that over the needs of those who have served this country. We need to retrain our media to cover what is and should be important.

REIG has hired one of the clients from WWH as an intern to give him training in the field he's interested in. Any company can make a difference through intern programs, part time help, mentoring, donating time and money.

Mia let us know that the residents, short or long term must be drug and alcohol free. Short term is an option. Some have been with them for only four months and then "graduate." She told us, "We have a great guy that is now a spokesperson for us - he's back on his feet, creating companies and serving as a mentor."

Angie recognized, "There needs to be a fine balance between caring and allowing them to launch themselves back to independence." Through Wounded Warior Homes, they connect the residents with attorneys, appointments - they ensure recreational activities, religious opportunities - anything to get them back to "normal" or their "new normal."

WoundedWarriorHomes.org - to learn more

Upcoming Events: 

Come see us at the Carlsbad Street Faire
Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carlsbad Village (Grand Ave. from Carlsbad Blvd. to Jefferson St.)
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Second Annual Hot Rods 4 Heroes in Association with the San Diego County Parks & Recreation Department

as part of the Grand Opening of the San Diego Waterfront Park & Promenade1537 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Across from the San Diego Maritime Museum

Come Join Us for a Great Day On The Bay! 
100% goes to WoundedWarriorHomes.org

 

4th Annual Warrior’s Code Poker Ride

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

5th Annual Biggs Harley-Davidson of Southern California

1040 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069
live music, food, raffles at all events.

JUST ADDED EVENT - DETAILS TO COME:
Wyoming's own Bobby Chitwood concert - 2nd year helping them. He is the Wounded Warrior Homes' Celebrity spokesperson
June 29. Tickets on sale this month.
Further opportunities:

Help build a home program. 
House donated by Team Capital 100% solar house. Trucked from DC to Irvine.
This home is IN STORAGE, ADA compliant and needs to get to the property!
Next phase of permit process, trucking to set on property - more home space. 

$80,000 to finish this project! 
You can specify your donation to go to that project, corporate sponsorship available.
Pacific Marine Credit Union recently raised $8000 in 30 days from their branches. It doesn't have to be hard, you just have to decide to help!

We ended the show talking about our no bullying stand and the Wisconsin news anchor story about a guy who badgered a newscaster for being overweight on the air. There was some... backlash to say the least.