Doane's School of Graduate & Professional Studies Supports Nebraska Military
Doane College has a strong passion for supporting the Nebraska military troops.
Operation Nebraska Cares is an event that was to pack and send care packages to Nebraska’s recently deployed military troops.
Families gathered on Labor Day at a tent at the Nebraska State Fair to fill the Operation Nebraska Cares’ goal of 146 care packages. The boxes were filled with hygiene items, food and small games. Children created colorful pictures while part of the community wrote notes to put inside the packages.
The three campuses of Doane’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies united the week of August 17th to raise money to purchase care package items and postage. A collection for items also took place in late July and early August at different Bosselman’s locations.
Together, Doane students, faculty and staff raised 1,086 dollars.
Doane is a member of the Community Veterans Task Force, who sponsored the event. The Community Veterans Task Force said their mission is “to advise and advocate for past, present, and future military members and their loved ones; connecting them to the proper resources and addressing the gaps in services.”
Susan Rocker, a veteran affairs representative for Doane, volunteered at the State Fair Monday to help with the efforts. “The School of Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to serve many students who are connected to the military,” she said. “This includes veterans, active duty, and reserves along with family members of military personnel.”
Doane continues to show support for students connected with the military to reach their goals in education with events like Operation Nebraska Cares.
“Doane College values their service and appreciates opportunities to contribute to supporting our military,” Rocker said. “This seemed like a great opportunity to do that.”