Bridging the Gap for Veterans is an opportunity for you to help veterans of Stone and Taney counties access the specific items and services they need to get and stay healthy.
Bridging the Gap for Veterans is exactly that - it bridges the gap for our local heroes whose needs cannot always be met by veterans benefits.
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Cox Medical Center Branson has many patients from all walks of life who come through the doors.
One group often overlooked are our local veterans. Whether they need something that their veterans benefits don’t cover, have an immediate need the VA is not able to meet right away, or they’ve simply fallen on hard times, Bridging the Gap is there for local veterans.
With the help of our generous community, Skaggs Foundation is working to bridge the gap to meet the immediate needs of veterans located in Stone and Taney counties.
Bridging the Gap Veterans Fund will give Cox Branson social workers the ability to meet the needs of patients who are veterans – whether it is dry socks and boots after being out in the elements, sleeping bags, clean clothing, durable medical supplies like a cane or walker, food vouchers or even a ride to a sober living facility - we will help our local heroes who have sacrificed so much for us.
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Your donation will stay right here, helping local heroes access the supplies and services they need. Will you help a hero?
Thank you for your generosity!
We truly appreciate your generosity in supporting our local veterans. Bridging the Gap for Veterans will give social workers at Cox Medical Center Branson the funds they need to meet the immediate needs of veterans who come through the hospital doors.
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Your friends at Skaggs Foundation
Through the generosity of our community, Skaggs Foundation invests in the health and wellness of Stone and Taney counties, helping thousands of individuals live happier, healthier lives.
Skaggs Foundation provides student scholarships, impacts thousands of lives annually through our community grant-making program Skaggs Legacy Endowment, supports the Branson hospital in capital improvement projects and funds patient programs. Our newest patient program is Bridging the Gap Veterans Fund.
Bridging the Gap Veterans Fund is exactly that – it is bridging the gap for veterans for things they need to get and stay healthy. These are items that their veteran's benefits might not cover or items they simply cannot afford.
Making an impact
Skaggs Foundation is a resource for our community, our hospital and our health. Through the generosity of people like you, last year Skaggs Foundation:
- Provided 2,604 meals to Cancer Center patients
- Awarded 44 scholarships to students pursuing or advancing a healthcare career
- Distributed more than 11,000 reusable water bottles to students
- Provided funding to help offset the cost of hotel stays for patient families from out-of-town
- Funded fuel cards for cancer patients to access vital care
Through Skaggs Legacy Endowment 2019-2020 grants, we funded:
- 2,099 cardiac and pulmonary rehab sessions
- Personal care items for more than 2,400 families
- 141 new books on health and wellness
- 193 rides to medical appointments
- A new CT Simulator for CoxHeath Cancer Center Branson
- 1,059 mental health services for students
- 46 counseling sessions for seniors
- And much more.
A history of generosity
Skaggs Foundation was established in 2002 as a primary funding source for Skaggs Regional Medical Center.
In 2013 when Skaggs hospital merged with CoxHealth, Skaggs Foundation Board of Directors chose to retain the Skaggs name, carrying on the legacy of philanthropy that started the area’s first hospital in 1950.
Today, through the generosity of our community, Skaggs Foundation continues to invest in the health and wellness of the people of Stone and Taney counties.