CMHF receives thousands from fundraiser’s


A cookbook filled with recipes from local veterans raised more than $24,000 for Central MO Honor Flight.

It’s a non-profit organization that flies World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

The money raised from the fundraiser was presented to the Central MO Honor Flight board members at the Columbia Courtyard Marriott Sunday afternoon.

Mary Paulsell, Central MO Honor Flight President, said the money will allow 78 veterans participate in the next honor flight to Washington D.C.

“It’s all due to the generosity of central Missouri, and the commitment, and the appreciation they feel toward our veterans,” she said. “They made it all possible.”

Since the non-profit started in 2009, more than $3 million dollars has been raised to send 2,100 veterans to Washington D.C.