“I can honestly say that psychologically, it relieved me,” said Gregory Hudson, of CSM’s efforts. The 54-year-old disabled military veteran from Waldorf shared with the Associated Press that his fiancée was furloughed from the Federal Aviation Administration and he was struggling to find gas money for his commute to campus when he saw a notice offering help on the CSM’s website. Ultimately, he received a $200 grant, which he called a “great blessing” that kept him from dropping out of classes.