In the latest industry show of support for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans, an estimated 450 Missouri credit union managers, volunteers and employees turned out recently for a build-a-home project on behalf of a badly injured U.S. soldier.

The three-day effort, called the "Build Brigade," took place in Columbia and supported the Home for Our Troops charity. The CU crew and others helped construct a custom home for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Canine, who is in a wheelchair after suffering severe injuries in Iraq in 2008.

Volunteers from Missouri Corporate and nine other CUs from across the state joined in bringing the home from a concrete foundation to a weather-tight structure that will be ready for occupancy later this summer, officials said.

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