Space Coast Chapter 123, Disabled American Veterans Donate Four Scholarships To Eastern Florida

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$2,000 donation for veterans of U.S. armed forces

LEFT TO RIGHT: Virginia Zoller, Chapter Service Officer, Space Coast #123 DAV; J.C. Burchette, EFSC Collegiate Veterans Society Club president; Jennie Kriete, EFSC Foundation Director; Bill Benagh, DAV Chapter President; Kim Paige, EFSC Coordinator of Military & Veteran Services; and Tonya Cherry, EFSC Coordinator Donor Relations. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Space Coast Chapter 123, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Eastern Florida State College will provide four new scholarships for veterans of the U.S. armed forces starting in Spring Term 2018.

Students in the EFSC Collegiate Veterans Services Club had raised $3,000 to jump-start the scholarship fund.

“The DAV heard about our mission to raise the money and jumped right in to help,” said EFSC’s Coordinator of Military & Veteran Services Kim Paige.

“We’re so appreciative for the generosity of the DAV, making this dream to help veterans attend college a reality.”

The funds were bequeathed to the DAV’s Space Coast Chapter #123 by one of its members who had requested the money be used to help local veterans.

“Helping vets and their families secure the benefits they have earned through their service to the nation is our primary role,” said DAV Chapter President Bill Benagh,

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Benagh presented the check to the EFSC Foundation on May 1 at the Cocoa Campus Military & Veterans Service Center.

“Space Coast Chapter #123 leads the state in assisting veterans and their families. In 2016 we assisted 3,949 veterans, and that’s just the official number we logged and does not include all those we’ve helped,” said Benagh.

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