STS introduces new VA Coordinators

Diane and Mike Buckley. Photo by T.J. Duffy.

Diane and Mike Buckley. Photo by T.J. Duffy.

D. A. “Bo” Nanna

SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) welcomes Diane and Mike Buckley as the new Veterans Administration (VA) Coordinators for the organization. Both Diane and Mike retired from the Air Force, each having served for 20 years, and have lived in SaddleBrooke for over eight years.

STS stalwart Barb Carter recruited her own replacements with the Buckleys taking over responsibility for collecting and distributing donations from our SaddleBrooke community to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in Tucson. Once delivered, your donations are distributed to veterans at the facility including those who are in hospital, rehabilitation, residents of the Arizona State Veterans Home and those veterans who are currently homeless.

Donations may be dropped off in the Buckley’s screened entry at 62240 East Valley Crest Court, Unit 36, Lot 36. If you have questions, please call them at 520-818-3651.

Below is a list of items always needed by Veterans at the SAVAHCS:

Clothing and Accessories

New and used clothing for men and women. Please ensure used items are clean and in good condition. The following items must be new and in original packaging: white tee shirts, white socks/tube socks, men’s boxers/briefs (all sizes), women’s panties (all sizes).

Recreation Items

Books (print and audio), CDs, DVDs, puzzle books, writing paper, envelopes, notepads and playing cards. No magazines please.

Durable Goods

Water bottles, back packs, day packs

Hygiene Items

We accept unopened travel, sample and regular size hygiene products. We cannot accept individual bars of soap.

Handmade Items

Shawls, scarves, slipper socks, stocking caps, afghans (minimum 4’x8’), patriotic quilts (minimum 4’x6’), lap robes 4’x5’ or 5’x7’.

Thank you for your generous support of veterans of the southern Arizona region. SaddleBrooke Troop Support is a 501(c)(3) charity assisting needy Tucson-area military personnel, veterans and their families. 100% of donated funds raised by STS go directly to support the troops.