In an effort to assist local veterans in need, the Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office with support from Hanford Site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), is donating excess clothing. More than 250 pieces of clothing including pants, shirts, sweatshirts, vests, jackets, coveralls, and bib overalls, valued at more than $16,000, will be donated to the Columbia Basin Veterans Opportunity Center (CBVOC).
The CBVOC provides a variety of services to local veterans. In addition to helping veterans access benefits they have earned through their service, they also offer transitional housing, counselors and case managers, and assistance with identifying education and employment opportunities. The CBVOC requested the clothing in order to assist local veterans in finding civilian employment. This is the second donation of its kind to this organization, bringing the total value of excess clothing donations to the CBVOC to more than $27,000 in the last two years.
As the Hanford Site integrator, MSA processes excess property, including clothing, from DOE and Hanford’s prime contractors. Property is excessed in many ways, including through direct donations.
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