GEHA and Veterans Community Project Cheer on Kansas City Chiefs on Road to Pro Football Championship
GEHA | January 23, 2020
Local nonprofit to host rally in partnership with GEHA to support team’s quest for a national pro football title
Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 23, 2019) – GEHA, Inc. (Government Employees Health Association) is partnering with Veterans Community Project (VCP) to host a Kansas City Chiefs championship rally on Jan. 26 from 1-5 p.m. for the residents of VCP Village. More than 40 military veterans, VCP staff and guests from the Chiefs will celebrate the team’s berth in professional football’s big game.
VCP Village, a community of 49 tiny homes for veterans experiencing homelessness, will transform into Arrowhead Stadium with tailgate and stadium food, including authentic barbeque courtesy of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The rally will feature appearances from K.C. Wolf, cheerleaders and former Chiefs players Art Still, Tony Reed and Dave Lindstrom. Veterans can also tune into Sunday’s pro football all-star game. Together with volunteers from GEHA, attendees will create their place in Chiefs Kingdom and kick off the celebration of championship game week.
“GEHA is proud to give deserving veterans a chance to celebrate our Kansas City Chiefs in their quest to win a pro football championship,” said Darren Taylor, CEO, GEHA. “Hosting this championship rally is a meaningful way to give back to an organization we believe in. Joining forces with the Kansas City Chiefs and VCP provides an incredible opportunity for us to make a positive difference in our community.”
GEHA employees demonstrated their support of VCP as part of the Fall Employee Giving Campaign. The donations from employees will be matched by GEHA for a total contribution of $60,000. GEHA will present its donation check to a VCP representative before kick-off at VCP Village. As one of the largest national medical and dental plans serving federal employees, GEHA and its employees are committed to giving back to veterans.
VCP was founded in 2015 by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City and is dedicated to ending veteran homelessness nationwide. VCP offers a number of high-quality, strategic services that help veterans meet the challenges of day-to-day living, resolve immediate crises and move towards permanent stability. Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP is specifically designed to recreate the network of support last offered to them in the service.
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Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) is a not-for-profit provider of medical and dental plans for federal employees based in Lee’s Summit, Mo. For more than 81 years, GEHA has been dedicated to providing products and services that help its members protect their families and access quality, affordable health care. Today, GEHA offers one of the largest national medical and dental plans serving federal employees, covering more than 2 million federal employees, retirees and their dependents. The company employs more than 1,300 people in the Kansas City metro area. For more information, visit geha.com.
About Veterans Community Project (VCP):
Veterans Community Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on a mission to eliminate veteran homelessness. Their tiny house village includes on-site wrap-around services to ready veterans for permanent housing. For more information, visit, https://www.veteranscommunityproject.org/about