Joyce Spencer, center, accepts the donations from Jeanne Gloor, left, and Sue Fischbach in the Veterans Center
The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 114 in Oak Harbor collected school supplies for veterans and recently delivered them to the Veterans Center at Terra State Community College.
“We want to help our veterans who are trying to make the transition from military life to civilian life by improving their job opportunities and expanding their military training academically,” said Jeanne Gloor, a member of the auxiliary. “That’s what they are doing at Terra State.”
The dependents of those who gave their lives serving our country will also have access to these supplies, Gloor said.
Members of the auxiliary had placed donation bins at a couple of locations in Oak Harbor. They requested pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers, binders, notebooks, organizers, folders and composition books.
This week Gloor and fellow auxiliary member Sue Fischbach delivered more than 50 spiral notebooks, numerous packages of pens, pencils, and highlighters, some three-ring binders, a few folders and miscellaneous other items.
“The Veterans Center tries to keep coffee supplies, bottled water, napkins and microwave popcorn on hand for the veterans while they are at school” said Joyce Spencer, Success Mentor for Veterans. “These supplies will be greatly appreciated as well.”
The Terra State Veterans Center opened late last year. It provides a comfortable atmosphere for veterans to connect with other veterans. They can study, socialize or just plain relax, Spencer said.
“Actually, we have provided educational services to veterans, active duty personnel, military dependents and survivors since our founding in 1968,” Spencer said. “But now, because we have a visible presence on campus, we feel that we can continue to make the public conscious of our veterans. We embrace that role. And we are so pleased with the support from the ladies of Post 114.”
For more information on the Veterans Center, call Joyce Spencer at 419-559-2348.