The Marine Corp League made several donations to local schools last week aimed at helping student’s needs. John Hummer of the Bobby Ray Detachment 1377 of the league in McMinnville presented donations at Smithville Elementary School, Northside Elementary, and DeKalb West School.
“We go around to all of DeKalb, Warren, Van Buren, and White County schools each year,” said Hummer. “That’s what Marines do. It’s in our mission statement, to help the community with our fundraising.”
“We have roses that we take donations for twice a year,” Hummer explained. “You’ll see us out around Tractor Supply in Smithville, McMinnville and Sparta, and we disperse everything we raise to help the students.”
DWS Principal Sabrina Farler was on hand to except the donation. She said she appreciates the hard work the Marine Corp League does for local students each year.