On Wednesday, March 6 Chapter 4 of Tucson Disabled American Veterans received a donation of fifteen printers from the RICOH USA. The donation was conducted at the Marana location during a brief ceremony.
Joseph Campanella, Vice President RICOH USA, Federal Sales Division, Dan Ayer, Senior Manager, Federal Sales Division, and Bill Crow, Sr. Client Executive Federal Sales Division presented the printers. Accepting the donation on behalf of the DAV leadership was Kent Christofferson, Chapter 4 Commander and CW Hall, DAV Southern District Commander.
Councilwoman Patti Comerford attended the ceremony on behalf of the Town of Marana and was pleased to see more veterans in and around Marana benefit from the goodwill of the business community.
“I just think it is great to see businesses and corporations step up to the plate and help,” Comerford said. “Our veterans have done so much for us, so it is fantastic to see a corporation step up and provide something that can help make their lives better.”
The donation not only benefits the Tucson Chapter 4 DAV, but will be shared with several other DAV Chapters throughout the Tucson and Phoenix areas.
As a nonprofit, the DAV relies on donations to provide veteran services. The printers will aid in meeting the needs of the many disabled veterans who depend on the benefits assistance they receive from the DAV. The donation and support are valued at $35,000.
In 2014, the Military Order of the Purple Heart honored Marana with its highest distinction as a Purple Heart Town. That commitment includes a memorial at Mountain Vista High School, and the Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, as well as supporting a wide variety of veteran and military causes.