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Lexington’s Brain Balance joins with Gamecocks and Allsouth Credit to give veterans gifts during Tha

Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) - The University of South Carolina Athletic Department along with AllSouth Credit Union and Brain Balance of Lexington has taken part in this giving season to treat veteran employees of the Columbia VA Health Care System who formerly served their country in uniform. The group donated nearly 600 tickets for the USC men’s basketball matchup between the Wofford Terriers and the Gamecock that was played on Monday November 26. Food baskets filled with the traditional meal trimmings were also prepared and donated to veterans.

Chief of Engagement and Community Relations for the Columbia VAHCS, Tammy Finney, remarked on the contributions from everyone. “It’s great to have the community come in to support our ‘Veterans who serve Veterans’, especially during the holiday season,” Finney said. “The employees are doing what they normally accomplish throughout the year, and for someone to recognize them for that…well, that’s just really special.”

In addition to the baskets from AllSouth Credit Union and Brain Balance of Lexington, the Voluntary Service Office supplemented each with a $25 Visa card for their meat purchase.

Yolaunda Mincey, a VSO volunteer, enjoyed being a part of the gift distributions. “It’s exciting to see everyone come to get these gifts. It seems to be a really great treat for them,” Mincey said.

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