Crew members of the USS Sioux City are in town for the Veteran’s Day weekend for a variety of activities.
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce President Chris McGowan says their visit has started with a major local donation to the fundraising effort for the ship’s commissioning:
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Roth toured the commissioning site at the United States Naval Academy in September.
McGowan, who co-chairs the commissioning committee for the ship, says this is the latest of several recent charitable efforts from the Roth family and BPI:
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The commissioning committee has established a fundraising goal of between $800,000 and $1 million dollars.
McGowan says that effort is proceeding well:
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A portion of these monies will be used to build a “Legacy Fund” for educational expenses for the sailors and crew of the USS Sioux City and a percentage of these resources will be allocated to cover costs associated with the ship’s commissioning as federal funds are prohibited from use for such activities.