United Way matches children to help
Program fills crucial needs
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Local banker Alena Ward is also a match-maker. So is Dr. Harry Richter, a dentist, and Jeanie Rademan, a nurse.
They match needy children with services as volunteer board members for the Dental, Eye and Shoe Program, funded largely through contributions to the United Way of Central Missouri.
The program has existed, in some form, for about 40 years, with the three components — dental, eye and shoes — combining in 1986. The service remains unfamiliar to some people, however, because it does not ....