In support of our military personnel who are giving faithful service in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iona gives back to them to show love, compassion and gratitude as well as recognize our President, Dr. Joseph Nyre's service in the United States Navy at this time of Inauguration.
There were ways in which the Iona Community including various athletic teams supported the efforts toward peace and justice, a visible sign of the values embraced by the mission of Iona College.
First, they purchased items and deposited them in the military hummer or Iona van located at the LaPenta Student Union at Homecoming through the Inauguration festivities on Friday, October 28.
Second, they sponsored a box for monetary donations which will help pay shipping costs. The cost of shipping one box is $15. Lastly, they wrote a cards and letters to be included in the packages for the military personnel.
Finally, On October 22-23 members of various athletics teams manned the military humvee and the athletic van, collecting items and supplies for the troops.