The Lewis and Clark veterans club proves that it’s possible to eat donuts and help a good cause! On Wednesday, September 26 the club held their bi-seasonal Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser and was greeted with a fantastic turnout.
The Veterans club seeks to raise and donate money for different local charities and organizations for a grand total of fifteen different charities.
Most of the clubs donations come from the money raised from the donut sales. Thus far in the semester, the club has already donated an estimated $500.
As well as donating to charity, the veterans club is also active in community outreach. The club holds a Toys-4-Tots drive, participates in a street clean up, and also pairs with KSHE Radio to hold blood drives every semester
Veterans club member Jen Baker explains what happens with all the donations given, saying, “Every penny of every donut sale goes to different organizations. We don’t spend it on anything else. None of the money raised is spent for personal gain.”
According to Baker, the club’s mission statement is that anyone who wants to support or be a part of the community can join. The club is not just reserved for veterans and is always welcoming new students.
“It’s a unity of veterans and people who want to help their community as well as other veterans,” says club treasurer and secretary, Joseph Brown. Brown has been involved in the club since 2017 and was active in the service from 2000-2003. He encourages anyone who is interested to become involved.
For those wondering how to get involved, club advisor Terry Lane suggests emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lane is a veteran himself as well as club advisor and has a soft spot for fellow veterans. He is open to discussing more about the club with whoever is interested.
Another way to learn more information is by attending one of their monthly meetings. The meetings take place in the Veteran’s Research Center, (Baldwin hall 3432.)
The club can also be found on Facebook or Instagram and posts updates about events and meetings on the page.
Help dismantle the idea that you must be a service member or vet to join the veterans club and instead research more ways to become a member of this community beneficial organization!