Posted by Aurora University on September 17, 2014
Student members of the Aurora University Veterans and Military Service Association (VMSA) and the Aurora University Football Team will co-sponsor a fundraiser benefitting Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, Ill. on Saturday, Sept. 20, during the home opener football game against Olivet College. Game time is 1 p.m. at Vago Field.
Students will collect monetary donations at a table outside the field and football players will be soliciting donations in the stands during the first half of the game. Donations will be accepted through Veteran’s Day (Nov. 14). In addition to cash donations, the organizations will be accepting in-kind donations from the shelter’s wish-list at helpaveteran.org/wish_list.htm.
“The purpose of AU VMSA is to honor local U.S. veterans, active duty military members and their families through various service projects and advocacy,” said Tiffany L. Cunnally, AU VMSA President. “We hope that this event also encourages other members of the community to reach out and show gratitude to our local heroes.”
The VMSA began in the fall of 2012 with a fundraiser for LCpl. Kyle Moser, an Oswego solider who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan. Last year, the organization raised money to help with the training of a service dog for Suzanne Seloover, a female veteran with post traumatic stress disorder.
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning, annually educating more than 4,900 degree-seeking students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The university has a long tradition of preparing students for lives of service and leadership, and using its resources and expertise to meet the needs of the community. In addition to its main campus in Aurora, Illinois, AU offers programs online, at its George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. Learn more at aurora.edu.