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Military Initiatives collects donations for homeless veterans

Morehead State’s Office of Military Initiatives recently held a donation drive to help homeless veterans.  

Dr. Silas Session, director of military initiatives, said the entire MSU community came together to collect personal care items, socks, snacks and other items.  

“This is an MSU family operation. Similar to the deployment soldier care packages, many organizations on and off campus can and did contribute,” Session said.  

The items were collected at the LTC Alan R. Baldwin Veterans Resource Center and donated to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) Homeless Veterans Program. Eileen Ward, administrator of the program, collected the items and will distribute them to homeless veterans in the Commonwealth.  

Those who wish to donate items to help homeless veterans may drop them off at the Veterans Resource Center, located at 304 Breckinridge Hall, or contact Session at or by calling 606-783-9416. Items that can be donated include:  
  • Small pad and pen  
  • Bottled water  
  • Kool-Aid  
  • Washcloths  
  • Bar soap  
  • Trial-size shampoo  
  • Snack items like gum, granola bars and individually packaged cheese and crackers.  
  • Socks  
  • Hair ties  
  • Feminine hygiene products  

To learn more about MSU’s Office of Military Initiatives, visit, email or call 606-783-9416.  
Photo caption: Eileen Ward, left, KDVA Homeless Veterans Program Administrator, and Dr. Silas Session, director of Military Initiatives, loaded donated items that will be delivered to homeless veterans across the state.