Veterans Club Organizes Collection For Overseas Troops

The Penn State Worthington Scranton Veterans Club recently held a special collection for U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.

The group placed collection boxes throughout the campus, asking students, staff and faculty to donate non-perishable items that soldiers overseas needed or could use in their leisure time.

At the end of the three-week collection period, a large variety of items had been collected - necessities such as toiletries, socks, paper products and snacks, as well as leisure items such as hand-held games, books, decks of cards, magazines and stationary.

The student Veteran's Club then packaged the items and shipped them to the soldiers, as a way of showing their support for the work they are doing.

Some of the Veterans Club members that helped organize the drive are pictured above with a sampling of the items they collected.  They are, front row, left to right:  Corey Chorba, Throop; Danielle Anderson, Lords Valley; Katie Kelley, Union Dale; Kim Johnson, Archbald; and Joey Pappas, Clarks Summit. Back row: Tim Grier, Wilkes-Barre; Mike Senerchia, Blakely; Jeremy Allen, Dunmore; Justina Thomas, Honesdale; and club advisor, Paul Perrone.