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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Three men and a factory share a common goal of helping those who served our country.

First, there’s Charley Wallace, the factory is his. He owns a business called Prism Medical USA, which makes equipment that helps lift and handle patients in a hospital or at home.

With the VA as his first big customer, Charley had an idea.

“Wouldn’t it make sense that we were not only putting in and installing this equipment to the VA facilities, but we were using veterans to do the installation and the service and the follow up business that goes along with it,” he said.

So he turned to Charlie Felker, an army veteran who remembers the first couple of years after he stopped serving.

“I think that’s gonna be the toughest time when you’re looking for work,” Charlie said. “There’s a lot more uncertainty about, how do I fit into society.”

Felker started a company called Promise Mobility, which distributes and installs all of the equipment made at Prism Medical USA.

“I love hiring veteran’s, we’re looking for more every day,” said Charlie.

Which is where Bill Wallace, also an army veteran, comes in. Wallace currently works at USVets, a company that provides housing programs for homeless and at-risk veterans.

“To help all veterans regardless of their housing have meaningful careers and get them work, get them back to work,” Bill said.

So together, the three men are making a difference in the lives of veterans.

“The opportunity to work here and branch out and be part of something is really special to them,” said Bill.

“When something can align like this in a business environment and you just know it’s right and it’s the right thing to do…go for it,” said Charley.

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