Besides being a Marine Corps veteran who served as a “tunnel rat” in Vietnam, Thomas is also the host of the popular radio talk show “The Wounded Veteran,” heard on 99.1FM TALK, Fox News Radio. The talk show also is promoting a special through which advertisers can help veterans find work.
“‘The Wounded Veteran’ was our third veteran talk show to air on Fox News Radio,” said Eddie Floyd, CEO of Nevada Matters Media and host of the “Nevada Matters” talk shows, also heard on that same station. “Thanks to Bill, and the members of Nevada Matters Media, someone can purchase 10 one-minute spots on any of the nearly 30 different talk shows for $250 and when they do, they will also receive a refurbished computer, complete with mouse, monitor and keyboard, as well as all the training required to assist a veteran in using it. This way the veteran can use this tool to assist him in securing employment to re-enter the workplace.”
Thomas and Floyd teach a free seminar to U.S. veterans, and those recently released from incarceration.
“If something is not done like this,” Thomas said, “the recidivism rates in Nevada will continue to soar, and it’s the Nevada taxpayer who is ultimately punished.”
“I designed the SEAMS Seminar, an acronym for ‘Self-Esteem and Motivational Skills,’ in hopes that those attending would have a better chance of securing employment, especially during these poor economic times,” said Floyd, who also volunteers as spokesman for My Journey Home of Nevada. The seminar is open to the public and is held at the studio in Reno Town Mall every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary.
The computers come with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office already installed. Local individuals and businesses donate their old computers to the non-profit, which then refurbishes them and places them back on the market.
“This offer is limited to only 10 individuals or businesses wishing to donate to a veteran, whom they can name or it will go to the next veteran on My Journey Home’s waiting list,” Voigt said, “and thanks to Eddie and the other hosts of Nevada Matters Media, our non-profit benefits as well.”
The first computer was purchased by Larry Bigler, CPA, host of the radio show “Money Matters.” That means there are nine computers to go.
Nevada Matters Media tapes its various shows at Reno Town Mall in front of a live audience, and everyone is welcome to join in and even ask questions during the shows, which range from a sports show, “Bubba’s Bets,” to veteran shows to “Tipping Point” with Boone Cutler and “Sit Rep,” which was first mentioned in a Sparks Tribune cover story approximately one year ago and is now heard nationwide on Native Voice One radio stations.
For more information about this promotion and how to become involved, stop by Reno Town Mall, go online at www.nevadamatters.us or call at 384-4444.