College community works with local organizations during fall 2018
The campus community at Dakota County Technical College collaborated with multiple local organizations to support veterans, military members and their families during fall semester 2018. Participating organizations included Support Our Troops Haunted House, Hastings Veteran Home and Toys 4 Military Kids.
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DCTC staff, alumni and family members volunteered at Support Our Troops Haunted House at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in October 2018. Their efforts helped raised money to support local veterans and their families.
The Support Our Troops Haunted House mission: To support local soldiers who are currently deployed, or have been deployed overseas and their families, and assisting them as needs arise. Read more…
Student Senate sponsored a “Thank a Veteran” drive during Military Appreciation Week, collecting 118 cards from the campus community. The cards were presented to the Hastings Veterans Home. Each of the 117 veterans residing at the home received a card.
DCTC employees also supported the Hastings Veterans Home by sponsoring three veterans during the holiday season. Campus administrators, faculty and staff purchased and wrapped Christmas gifts for three veterans to make sure they felt remembered during the holiday season.
The Military and Veteran Service Center sponsored Toys 4 Military Kids drive in November 2018 for the third consecutive year, collecting about 50 items to donate to the organization. Toys 4 Military Kids provides Christmas gifts for military personnel to give to their children.
Learn more about Veterans Services and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee at DCTC by contacting:
MDVA Higher Education Regional Coordinator
Military and Veterans Service Center: Room 2-303
Associate Director of Student Life
BTYR Committee Chair