Fort Leonard Wood Campus Gives Back
From Hurricane Sandy relief to American Education Week, students, staff and faculty make a difference.
Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood student Frank Rivera coordinated a supply drive to benefit New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Many organizations, faculty and students contributed, such as the Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood Student Organization, which donated 10 cases of water, 10 cases of vegetables and 72 cans of soup.
The Student Organization also organized a team to compete in the Snack In A Pack Annual Dodge Brawl on Oct. 27. The event raised $6,500 for SIAP, which provides food on weekends and holiday breaks to Waynesville R-VI public school children in need. The Dodge Brawl tournament included 64 teams from colleges, businesses and high schools.
Lastly, from Nov. 13 to 16, the Fort Leonard Wood campus participated in American Education Week. The campus provided educational information and seminars on degree offerings, financial aid and veterans’ benefits to civilians and soldiers alike. A blood drive was also held, during which the number of donations exceeded the goal; the American Red Cross now has 21 pints to use during the holiday season.