Medical students gather donations for veterans

Medical students gather donations for veterans

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A group of medical students at Arkansas State University Newport came together to help our veterans.

The Student Surgical Technology Organization at the Marked Tree campus recently held a donation drive for veterans.

Members of the group delivered their donations and items to the VFW in Jonesboro Monday to be distributed to those in need.

Joshua Burgess with the student organization said he and fellow students did this drive to thank veterans for their service and are proud they were able to help.

"These veterans are going to get the things they need and that they might not otherwise have," Burgess said. "Just to know that their lives and their holidays are going to be a little bit better, a little more joyful just warms my heart. It makes me feel so much better."

The students raised over $1,500 worth of money and items that will now go to those who need it.

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