CCC Student Veterans Association received $1k donation

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A hefty donation to the Student Veterans Association at the Grand Island Community College is designed to benefit student veterans.

The Business Coalition for Veterans gave the Grand Island Central Community College's Student Veterans Association a check for $1,000 Thursday morning. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

Chef Anthony and the Business Coalition for Veterans gave a $1,000 check to the organization Thursday morning.

The money will be used to help student veterans get through school.

"That money gets used for emergency funds for the veterans. The ones that are coming to school, sometimes they don't have gas money to get to school or they need childcare for their kids. Emergency food, funds as well as maybe paying a bill here or there," said Chef Anthony, Business Coalition for Veterans.

The SVA helps student veterans transition from military service to school.

There are about 90 student veterans actively enrolled at Grand Island CCC.

In addition to helping them if they're in need, SVA host events for student veterans to meet and network with other people. The goal is to help them successfully get into a career.

People with SVA said the donation is more than just appreciated.

"They're absolutely crucial. We wouldn't have anything that we'd be able to do if we didn't have donations like this. And we definitely wouldn't be operating at the level that we are right now," said Michael Rothe, president of the Student Veterans Association.

The BCV raised all the money during their second annual "Husker Party in the Park for Veterans" last month. They raised more than double the amount they did last year, and said they're looking forward to having another successful event next year.