Our communities will celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor the men and women in our Armed Forces. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. For some, injuries sustained during their service have left them disabled. Since 2009, banks in Missouri, their employees and communities and MBA association members have raised more than $700,000 to support Segs4Vets, the designated charity of the Missouri Bankers Association.
What is Segs4Vets?
is a volunteer program that provides Segway mobile transporters to help severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The cost to provide a Segway is about $10,000 while the cost for an ALLY chair, which is a modified Segway chair, is $15,000. For every $1 donated, 98 cents supports Segs4Vets mission — empowering injured soldiers to live independently.
Seven. This number was key to the Missouri Bankers Association’s 2019 Segs4Vets campaign. If the banking community could raise $77,000 for Segs4Vets, seven Segways could be purchased for severely injured veterans.
Once again, banks across Missouri and their communities responded wholeheartedly. MBA and its members donated nearly $80,400 to Segs4Vets on Thursday, Dec. 5, during the 2019 Executive Management Conference in St. Louis. Since then, donations have exceeded $84,000.
For More Information
Contact Rachael Preston
at MBA at 573-636-8151.