An Award from the Department of Defense Puts Veterans Home Care in the Spotlight
Veterans Home Care received kudos from KTVI-FOX2 News regarding the company's recent awards. “Bonnie is a little spark plug who really fights hard to get what’s right for our troops,” said KTVI-FOX2 News anchor Chris Higgins who reported on Veterans Home Care receiving the Above and Beyond Award from the Department of Defense. Higgins shared his experience touring Veterans Home Care and meeting President and Founder Bonnie Laiderman with co-anchors Shirley Washington and Jasmine Huda.
The Above and Beyond award is part of the Defense Department’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves national program and it honors employers who go above and beyond what is required in supporting their National Guard and Reserve employees. Washington referred to the honor as “well-deserved” by Veterans Home Care. Higgins highlighted the company’s dedication to helping veterans and their families navigate through the complex process of getting VA pension benefits. “Specifically the benefits which cover the home costs for vets who otherwise could not afford it,” Higgins added.
Kudos from KTVI-FOX2 News for Laiderman's MIBW Award
Higgins also acknowledged Bonnie Laiderman being named one of the Most Influential Business Women in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. The award recognizes accomplished female business leaders who have made a difference. “Congrats to her,” Huda said about Laiderman’s accomplishments. Higgins ended the report recognizing Veterans Home Care for helping more than13,000 veterans and spouses since the company began in 2003. The company’s mission is to assist veterans, who protected our freedom, to stay in their homes and live with dignity. The company assists veteran families in applying for a little-known government pension which enables them to afford for in-home care.
“I got such a kick out of Chris Higgins calling me a spark plug,” said Laiderman. He probably has no idea that before I started this company my husband and I were in the automotive parts industry. I used to sell spark plugs!”
Chris Higgins, also known as “Major Higgins” serves as a commissioned officer in the Air Force Reserves with the 12th Operational Weather Flight at Scott Air Force Base. Higgins’ area of responsibility covers the entire northeastern United States including the White House.