207: Jas Boothe, Creator of “Discharged”July 19, 2017 by Cigars and Sea Stories | Be the first to comment »
Jas Boothe is an Army veteran and the creator of the animated series “Discharged”. She joins Mike and Bennet on this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories to share the story of her efforts. The show is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Support the work of many veterans and military supporters.
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All support goes toward the production of the show. Animation ain’t cheap and V.A. benefits ain’t gonna cover it. Thank you for your support.
Major Jas Boothe is a native of Chicago, She is a skilled and able Army veteran, cancer survivor, speaker and good idea fairy. Jas gave over 16 years of service to this great nation.
Jas is now the President and Founder of Final Salute Inc.; providing homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing. Final Salute Inc is the only non for profit organization in the DC Metro area that specifically supports the unique housing needs of homeless female veterans and their children; there are currently 55,000 homeless female veterans nationwide.
Jas was a single mother in the Army Reserves who was headed to Iraq when Hurricane Katrina tore apart her world. In 2005 she found herself and her family homeless and battled cancer while rebuilding the life they once knew. Out of this tragedy, she founded Final Salute Inc.. Her tireless efforts continued advocacy has led to Final Salute Inc supporting 2000+ women Veterans and children in over 30 states and territories and provided over 12,000 days of housing since 2011.
Here are a few of the awards and recognitions Jas has received for her leadership and community impact:
- Oprah Winfrey and Toyota Standing Ovation
- People Magazine Hero Among Us
- CNN Hero
- America Red Cross Tiffany Circle
- Distinguished Woman Warrior Award
- Redbook Magazine
- We Learn From Her
- Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award
- American Veteran’s Center
- Lillian K. Keil Award for Women’s Contributions to the Military
- Unstoppable Mom
- Live with Kelly and Michael
- All You Magazine
- Be Inspired, YWCA Woman of Distinction
- Marie Claire Magazine
- America’s Forgotten Heroes and the list goes on!
Jas created the upcoming animated comedy, “Discharged”, to fight veteran suicide through comedy (www.dichargedcomedy.com).
Jas Boothe holds a BA in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and dual MAs in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University.
Jas is the mother of two wonderful boys, Brandon (currently serving in the United States Air Force) and Jammel Jr., and wife of Marine Combat Veteran, Jammel R. Boothe Sr.
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