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Veterans United Home Loans Volunteer Efforts and United Way Donations

September 12, 2011

Veterans United Home Loans donates over $1 million to the Heart of Missouri United Way.

This year, Veterans United plans on pledging $300,00 toward the Heart of Missouri United Way and will also be involved in volunteer efforts in what is becoming an increasingly strong local partnership. The figure puts Veterans United over the $1 million mark in total contributions to United Way over the last four years.

In 2010, Veterans United matched employee donations dollar-for-dollar and contributed a total of $431,594 to the Heart of Missouri United Way as part of their annual community campaign. Their devoted participation in the event earned them the recognition as one of United Way's "Pacesetters" for the 2010 campaign. The title is awarded to the top contributors each year.

Last year's total nearly doubled the figure reached in 2009, when Veterans United employees pledged $222,744. The company's partnership with United Way began with a donation of more than $100,000 in 2008. Led by local businesses, the annual campaign program is a key component in the Heart of Missouri United Way's mission. According to the United Way's website, the Mid-Missouri branch "works to improve lives of people in need by mobilizing and coordinating the caring power of community resources in mid-Missouri."

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

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