Delmarva Society for Human Resource Management members gathered at Dover Downs’ Festival Buffet Meeting Room for a Christmas social Dec. 18.

They hosted a silent auction that raised $300 for the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund. Wanda Spiering, Delmarva SHRM board member and director of human resources at the Delaware State Housing Authority, organized the event and prepared a flyer about the Trust Fund for diners. DSHA hosts an annual bowling event at Brunswick Doverama Lanes in Rodney Village for the Trust Fund. The check was presented to Dave Skocik, president of the Friends of Delaware Veterans, at the dinner.

“It’s organizations and generous gifts like this that are so helpful to our veterans in financial crisis,” said Skocik, who was invited to the dinner and surprised by the gift.

The friends board members are veterans who volunteer their efforts to raise money for the Trust Fund, which is under the Commission of Veterans Affairs.

For more, visit delawareveteranstrustfund.com.