Three Rivers Community College Veterans Organization Donates 80 Thanksgiving Dinners
With the help and blessing of Alycia Ziegler, Director of Student Programing, Parry invited all of the student clubs to be responsible for the donation a food item for the baskets. Fourteen student organizations pulled together to donate all the necessary items: Student Programs Office, Student Government Association, Business Club, SIGMA, Video Game Club, Anime Club, Campus Activity Board, SAGE, Student Nursing Association, Three Rivers United Environmentalists, Karaoke Club, American Institute of Architecture Students, and the Three Rivers Aquatic Activists. Two outside organizations from the community also donated food and resources, the Stitch Chicks of the North Franklin Quilt Shop and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association – Nathan Hale Chapter.
Food was collected for three weeks, and so much was gathered that, after the 80 baskets were pulled together for the Veteran Center, there was enough left over to donate to the Three Rivers food pantry and other local Thanksgiving drives. Transporting the baskets to the Norwich Veteran’s Center took a U-Haul truck and a pick-up filled with turkeys. Parry, a veteran who is studying environmental engineering and environmental health and safety, says, “right now, I am tired, but next year I want to do a hundred baskets.”