Story By: Shannon Davidson, The Biloxi D’Iberville Press

Back Bay Mission partnered with local restaurants in support of veteran aid and services, The Red, White and Blue annual fundraiser benefits the Mission’s Veterans initiative.

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The fundraiser began on Nov.6  and continued through Veteran’s Day Nov. 11. The restaurant’s donated at least  5% of their sales from the week.

This is the second year for participating restaurant Shaggy’s who raised $3645 last year. Dr. Dianne Williams Assistant Professor Psychology and Counseling at Williams Carey was visiting Shaggy’s on Nov. 6 in support of veterans.

“The majority of non traditional students are veterans coming back to get an education and retrain for the workforce and we can’t do enough for our veterans” said Williams “They have served our country and we need to do everything we can do to serve them. Education in the great equalizer in people and I believe that the veterans deserve all the benefits we can give them to help get them back to work. The skills that they have learned in the military are going to help the transition to the workforce. With their skills training and the degree that they need they are going to be able to suceed and prosper. “