Valuation Management Group is proud to announce that our employees worked as a team to raise approximately $15,300 for the 2016 fundraiser, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF! The team name for this initiative and the JDRF walk is Sweet Soles. Our team has raised over $90,200 since 2011. VMG’s CEO, Vicky Thompson states, “Every year I am amazed at the commitment of our employees to support this worthy cause. Obviously, we would not be successful without the support of our appraisers and clients. A special thank you to all who supported this worthy cause!”
As an explanation to why we choose to support this cause each year… It is estimated that 29 million Americans have some form of diabetes and about 5% have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). With these figures, diabetes affects us all whether we have a form of it or knows someone who does. Additionally, T1D strikes both children and adults, and its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure. The JDRF charity is even more of a personal effort of ours here at VMG because Natalie Thompson, Vice President of the Residential Quality Assurance Department at VMG, has lived with Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes since she was 15 years old and, like others with T1D, she is insulin-dependent for life. Children with Juvenile Diabetes and their families are in a constant struggle to manage blood-sugar levels with six or more daily finger pricks to test blood, at least two shots of insulin a day, and careful monitoring of exercise and food intake. This is not a cure, but this simply allows a child or adult to stay alive.
Every year, VMG hears stories from our appraisers and clients about how their lives have been impacted by T1D. Valuation Management Group employees collectively hope their efforts of fundraising will result in a cure of T1D in the near future.
Valuation Management Group is a national, residential and commercial appraisal management services company that manages the appraisal process, including the appraisal review, for financial institutions, banks, mortgage bankers, and credit unions. VMG offers a full array of commercial and residential appraisal products and services. The company’s goal is to take the appraisal process from ordinary to extraordinary for its clients and appraisers.