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Hanford donates clothing to Veterans Coalition

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RICHLAND, WA – In an effort to assist local veterans in need, the Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) with support from Hanford Site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), is donating excess clothing. More than 150 pieces of clothing including pants, shirts, vests, jackets, coveralls and bib overalls, valued at more than $11,000 will be donated to the Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition (CBVC). 

The CBVC 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 CBVC requested the clothing from DOE-RL in late 2016 in order to assist local veterans in finding civilian employment.

As the Hanford Site integrator, MSA processes excess property, including clothing, from Hanford’s prime contractors and Department of Energy offices. Property is excessed in many ways, including direct donations approved by DOE.

A representative from the CBVC picked up the donation this afternoon.