Marian University’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) collected donations to create Thanksgiving dinner gift baskets and distributed them to 48 veterans and their families in Fond du Lac county. Donations included approximately 1,400 food items, $900 in monetary donations, and $1,000 Pick’ n Save gift cards.
This year’s goal was exceeded and Marian students partnered with Moraine Park Technical College students, VA representative Rick Patton, and Salute the Troops to assist in creating and delivering the baskets to additional families with veterans in time for Thanksgiving.
Pictured from left to right: Bryan Brown, co-advisor of SVO; Dr. Russell Mayer, provost; Hannah Scherer; Daniel Schwemer, student senate representative; Brett Peronto, SVO secretary; Andrew Nuanes; Deb Barrett; and Maranda Abitz, SVO advisor. Not pictured: Gina Cortesini, SVO president, and Naomi Ritz, SVO vice president.