Heroes On The Water Community

Resources for #HOWNation Virtual Meetings

Local HOW chapters are hosting virtual meetings to support our veteran and first responder community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some resources to learn how to join, host and share your virtual event!

Virtual Event Calendar


APRIL 29th

Tying Al Ritt’s Fighting Crawfish

Join Heroes on the Water – Lowcountry SC Chapter as they go live on their Facebook page and provide instructions on tying the Ritt’s Fighting Crawfish.
Wed, April 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm Eastern Time

Request for the tools and the materials need to be made by 22 April 2020 if mailed or if picking up by 27 April.
Click here for complete information


APRIL 30th


This event is open to everyone
Hosted by Joe Winston | Director of Operations
Thurs, Apr 30, 2020 | 6:30-7:30 Central Time

RSVP here | The host will email you the meeting link

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Virtual Event Resources

Reach more veterans and first responders to provide support and camaraderie during these uncertain times.

Zoom Meeting

Zoom allows you to conduct a live video chat. You can use the recording feature to save your virtual event for future use or audiences that were not able to make the live event. Zoom’s free plan lets you host up to 100 participants in a video call. Participants can join via desktop, tablet or phone. To use zoom, start here: https://zoom.us/

For step-by step instructions on how to host a zoom meeting, click here: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-host-a-zoom-meeting/

Facebook Live

You can go live on your Facebook page to broadcast a conversation or virtual event. Your live stream will appear on your timeline and in your followers news feeds. Using your phone you can live stream from anywhere through the Facebook app. Facebook also allows you to schedule your live stream up to one week in advance, so you can make your audience aware of an upcoming broadcast.

For step-by step instructions on how to live stream, click here: https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/solutions/facebook-live

Instagram Live

Instagram Live is a feature on Instagram Stories that allows you to stream video to followers and engage with them in real time. When you broadcast live video streams, a ring will highlight your profile picture in Instagram Stories to alert followers that they can view your live stream. You can connect with your followers in real time for up to an hour, and have the option to share a replay of it in your story.

For step-by step instructions on how to start a live video, click here: https://help.instagram.com/292478487812558

YouTube Live

With YouTube Live you can reach your audience in real time. If you want to quickly go live, live stream from your desktop/laptop webcam. To be able to live stream via mobile, you need to have at least 1,000 subscribers. You can get a link to share when you start live streaming to your audiences. Please note, YouTube Live streams can be hosted only through approved YouTube channels.

For step-by step instructions on YouTube Live, click here: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-broadcast-with-youtube-live/