Corbett announces Federal Surplus Donation Program for Veteran Organizations

Governor Corbett: Select Veterans Organizations May Use Federal Surplus Donation Program

Corbett News Release

Harrisburg – To honor the service provided by the men and women of America’sarmed forces, select veterans organizations are now able to participate in thefederal surplus property donation program run by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday.

The program is made possible under the “Formerly Owned Resources for Veteransto Express Thanks for Service Act,” or “FOR VETS Act of 2010,” which adds select veterans organizations to the list of groups eligible to apply to receive surplus goods. These items range from laptops and desktop computers to dental supplies and generators. The law was signed in December 2010.

“Veterans organizations play a vital role in the lives of one million Pennsylvania veterans,” Governor Corbett said. “If we can help these groups by making their operational and equipment needs more manageable, then this program will do exactly what it was intended to do: say ‘thank you’ for all that our veterans have given to America.”

Veterans groups interested in the Federal Surplus Property program can access the interim guidelines and application for participation online.

For more information, contact DGS Federal Surplus Property Program Manager Mike Starr at 717-787-9742. To view the surplus inventory online, visit http://www.dgsweb.state.pa.us/fsurplus/Default.aspx.


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