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Posted January 15, 2014
COLUMBIA, MO – Four-year-old Evie Hart knows a thing or two about defying the odds. Born four-months early, Evie came into this world weighing a mere one pound, five ounces. She is considered a micro preemie – a baby born before 23 weeks...
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Posted December 31, 2013
An outstanding 94% of our employees pledge a portion of their paycheck to the Veterans United Foundation in an effort to give back to those who selflessly risk it all.    Collectively we were able to raise over 6 million dollars to help those...
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Posted December 19, 2013
COLUMBIA, MO – While most four-year-olds are fighting over the attention from a loved one or the latest toy, Dylan Ellefson, was battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Instead of learning how to ride a...
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Posted December 5, 2013
COLUMBIA, MO—Almeta Crayton. The name may sound familiar to you, as she is a dear beneficiary of Veterans United Foundation. More importantly, however, most recognize Almeta Crayton as a notable community leader in Columbia, MO. Almeta served on...
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Posted December 3, 2013
COLUMBIA, MO - Six-month-old Makayla Milnes, daughter of Veterans United employee, Dennis Milnes, was born with CHARGE Syndrome – a rare birth defect that occurs in about one in every 9 – 10,000 births worldwide. Infants affected by CHARGE...
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Posted November 22, 2013
COLUMBIA, MO – Service members live and breathe the motto “no one gets left behind.” Whether it is on the battlefield, carrying out a mission, or returning home from overseas, no one gets left behind. Thus, when a group of Vietnam...
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Posted September 17, 2013
COLUMBIA, MO – What can you do in 90 seconds? Brush your teeth, perhaps call a friend, check your email, or maybe even raise over $30,000? Believe it or not, you can do a great deal of things in 90 seconds, even raise thousands of dollars. Through...
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Posted August 30, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo – “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in.” In 1941, Winston Churchill delivered one of the best commencement speeches of our time....
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Posted August 29, 2013
A dog is a man’s best friend. However, for Corporal Daniel Tennant, his German Shepherd is much more than that. As a service dog, Missy, provides Daniel with comfort in stressful and high volume environments. Daniel, like thousands of other service...
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Posted August 23, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo – Very few of us wake up thinking, “today is the day my life will change forever.” These days are infrequent, scheduled and often monumental celebrations. We await and prepare ourselves for these live-changing events for...
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