Operation Hidden Treasures: new series to air on Discovery Channel and American Heroes Channel in October 2021
BERWYN, PA – (BUSINESS WIRE) –Operation Hidden Treasures follows enterprising US military veterans and their families whose mission is to salvage and reuse otherwise unused items and turn them into “hidden treasures” for those in need.
Returning from active duty, a large group of veterans have found that their skills can be used to help families in need, while also providing a service most people don’t want to do – getting rid of items never used. in their homes and apartments. . Collection and transport of JDog waste is a franchise operation wholly owned and operated by veterans and their families who haul people’s unwanted ‘trash’ and then work to find new homes for items such as furniture, musical instruments, clothing, toys, games and even renovation leftovers.
It’s American Pickers meets Storage Wars, but with a new twist!
Giving back to those in need is part of the military tradition. In each episode, we witness JDog’s quest to recycle or reuse up to 80% of the items their teams collect with every job – with unexpected items embarking on a new journey to benefit a family or a loved one. person in need. “It’s like going on a treasure hunt! notes a longtime JDogger.
– Donated tables, lamps and bed frames provide a fully furnished apartment for a single mother and daughter.
–A husband and wife donate their no longer used pool table to a veterans center.
–Help a family that once owned a renowned local toy store by cleaning up decades of STUFF, including rare dolls, games and collectibles.
–Through JDog, a 12-year-old boy donates all of his old clothes, toys and games to a charity that finds homes for everyone.
–Reuse of wood, old appliances and other building materials for a Local Habitat for Humanity.
–An abandoned boat is given new life when offered to a veteran and his son who love to fish.
Currently, there are over 200 local JDog Junk Removal & Hauling franchisees across the country. As part of the series, we’ll witness the fascinating process JDog founders Jerry and Tracy Flanagan go through to recruit a new franchisee – including their unrestricted JDog boot camp that teaches new franchisees everything they can do. must know to join the JDog ranks as a trusted and caring partner in their local community.
Each episode will also include a “JDog Auction” of an intriguing item discovered during a cleanup and made available to the public to bid via the JDog website. The profits from each auction are donated to the JDog Foundation, which helps fund PTSD and educational resources for Veterans and their families.
The series is overseen by award-winning Hollywood producer Jim Milio. Patriotic lifestyle retailer Grunt Style is the main sponsor of the series. Operation Hidden Treasures is a co-production of JDog Media, LLC and Alliance Cinema.
There have only been a few unscripted TV shows featuring American veterans. Operation Hidden Treasures is a television series that stars veterans who serve their country once again, this time from their own backyards.
ABOUT JDOG GARBAGE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION
JDog CEO and Army Veteran Jerry Flanagan opened the first JDog location with his wife, Tracy. They recognized the struggle many Veterans faced as they re-accustomed to civilian life and knew they had to do something to help other military families as this new stage in life begins. It was then that they committed to creating business ownership opportunities exclusively for veterans and their families – the JDog franchise system. There are currently over 200 JDog franchises across the country.
This military training created an unprecedented relationship with clients. Not only do clients immediately recognize the work ethic and discipline, but they also feel good knowing they are helping hire Veterans and their families.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – JIM MILIO
Jim Milio is an award-winning television and film writer, producer and director. Milio has written, produced or directed over 400 hours of prime time television, including “Dog Whisperer” for National Geographic, “Founding Fathers” for History Channel, Discovery Channel “Eco-Challenge Australia”, “Rescue 911” for CBS, the “Great Moments in Disney Animation” Emmy nominees for ABC and “The Real Las Vegas” for A&E.
In film, Milio wrote and directed Men Seeking Women with Will Ferrell and was the co-executive producer of the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. He has won three People’s Choice Awards (“Dog Whisperer”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Rescue 911”) and has been nominated for several Emmy Awards and Writer’s Guild Awards. Milio also teaches entertainment classes at UCLA.
Series Premiere – Discovery Channel – Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EST
Encore Broadcast – American Heroes Channel – Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST