SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) has received a $15,000 grant from The Safeway Foundation to benefit Tucson area active duty and retired military and their families. At a March 23 Grand Reopening ceremony of the store at 10380 E. Broadway in Tucson, the Safeway Foundation announced grants to STS and three other organizations.
Following the Presentation of Colors by a United States Marine Corps honor guard and the National Anthem sung by the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild praised Safeway and their employees for the newly remodeled store and their commitment to the community.
Safeway District Manager Jimmy Seaver and Store Manager Wendy Anderson then presented a $10,000 check to SaddleBrooke Troop Support President George Bidwell and the group’s Military Liaison Moose Creighton. At that time they announced an additional $5,000 would be awarded to STS.
Each year The Safeway Foundation gives approximately $200 million in grants and product donations to charitable organizations. The Foundation focuses on giving locally in areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities.
SaddleBrooke Troop Support is a 501(c)(3) charity assisting needy Tucson military personnel, veterans and their families. Complementing The Safeway Foundation’s mission, STS provides prepaid food cards and hundreds of food items to food banks on three Tucson area military installations. The majority of this food is donated by volunteers, local retailers and neighbors throughout the area. STS President George Bidwell said this grant enables STS to expand its food program through additional direct purchases and the ability to provide emergency assistance to troops in need.
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