Providence, R.I. - Award-winning digital media outlet 990WBOB (www.990wbob.com) is bringing back its popular and fruitful charity drive: F-Bomb Friday. The Rhode Island-based digital media outlet will break out the swear jar for the third year in an effort to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support.
On Friday, May 26th, 990WBOB will take to the digital airwaves, tossing a giant "F-U to the FCC" when they host the third annual F-Bomb Friday: Cursing for a Cause!
In both 2015 and 2016, 990WBOB was able to reach its goal of $990 in donations in less than three hours. The event, hosted by several BOBCast(TM) personalities, featured guests including celebrities, sports heroes, and most importantly, American veteran heroes.
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"Perhaps swearing is crude and even rude but when you do it for a cause especially for veterans it's fun and even rewarding" said WBOB Director Adam Palazio. "Although the premise is far from traditional our intentions are pure, we want to help support those who gave it all to protect us."
The event, which runs from 8 pm to 11 pm (EST), will feature celebrity cameos and listener call-ins aimed at saying the F-word as often as possible, and for good reason -- every F-Bomb equals a two dollar donation to the veteran's charity, Devil Dog USA Inc, which seeks to help veterans in need who have returned from active duty whom may need assistance such as housing.
About Devil Dog USA Inc.
Devil Dog USA Inc. understands that the word Devil Dog can be an intimidating term. As the founders of Devil Dog USA Inc. we would like to take the time to explain our moniker.The roots of the word Devil Dog originated in Belleau Wood (1918), when the Germans referred to the United States Marine Forces as “Teufel Hunden”. The Marines proudly took up this moniker as they gallantly defended their nation against all enemies foreign or domestic. As a term of endearment the Marine Corps used the English bulldog to symbolize the term.
The English bulldog is strong, courageous,dignified, loyal and aggressive when provoked. Likewise, Veterans share these similar characteristics in and out of active duty service. Despite the bulldog’ s strong and muscular appearance, they can suffer from many health issues that lower their life expectancy to approximately 6.5 years. Regardless, in the right home, proper exercise, and love make the bulldog a resilient creature that can live to 11 years of age.
At the end of active service many Veterans find themselves alone in a community that does not understand them. Many Veterans are unaware or do not apply to the benefits that are afforded to them or there is a lack of benefits. This in turn can lead to homelessness; decline in health, and eventually to a lonely death. Veterans, like the bulldog, when provided with adequate housing, the opportunity to be physically active through adaptive sports, given the opportunity to serve again through community service, and attainment of benefits only builds on a Veteran’s resiliency. Once this is established a Veteran can focus on employment, higher education, and rejoin their community with pride and purpose. DD USA Inc. pledges to fight for Veteran’s rights, just like the Marines did at Belleau Woods. Whether it is federal, state, city or county DD USA Inc. will stand tall and not rest until every Veteran is housed, properly clothed, employed, educated and receiving their hard earned benefits.
This is why we happily accept the term Devil Dog as our moniker.
Creating opportunities for our veterans
“We’ve chosen Devil Dog USA Inc. because we recognize their hard work and efforts and we’d like to support such a terrific organization involving America's real heroes,” said 990WBOB personality David Clyde. “The purpose is to celebrate veterans and help this great cause and their works."
Listeners are encouraged to call in with their own profanity-laden rants after making a small donation. There will be listener giveaways and fun surprises throughout the evening. Listeners can call in during the online, coast-to-coast live broadcast through (401) 626-4665.
For more information on how to donate or for a full schedule of WBOB’s weekly podcasts, visit www.990WBOB.com.
Founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007, 990WBOB.com is an all-encompassing digital media powerhouse in the New England market. An independent media outlet and two-time Providence Phoenix Best Blog Award winner, 990WBOB.com provides up-to-the-minute news, sports, politics and weather through its award-winning digital print and radio platform with more than 80,000 listeners in Rhode Island and availability in more than 200,000 homes nationwide.