Dear Department of Arizona American Legion Member,
We members of the Oro Valley Post 132 need your help. If you would like to help a Post that has everything going for it except money, please consider helping us to make a material difference in the lives of local Tucson veterans in need. Quote: “The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 has, for years, been a steadfast ray of hope to our local, less fortunate veterans by providing care and assistance when most needed”. Words recently spoken by the Chairman of the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans Alliance. We ARE making a difference.
In the short span of 13 years since receiving our charter, we have received the following recognition:In 2012, the Post was honored as the “Outstanding Community Partners of the year” by the Arizona National Guard. In 2013, Post received the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s “Outstanding Community Partner of the Year” award. It is the only time an organization from Arizona has received the prestigious national award. In 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, the Post was honored by the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans Alliance for “Exemplary and Steadfast Care and Assistance of Veterans in Need”.
To continue to fulfil our mission of hope, we are sponsoring our 12th annual charity golf tournament, our primary fundraiser. The funding of our programs is dependent entirely on the generosity of the community, which, hopefully includes other Dept of Arizona American Legion Posts, Squadrons and Chapters.
As evidenced by the recognition, we have the relationships and contacts within the veterans and Arizona National Guard and Reserve communities and the commitment of our members to make a difference in the lives of those in need. But, without a “home” of our own, we have to work incredibly hard for every dollar needed to fund our programs, but every dollar that is raised is used for the programs.
POC is Steve Didio, at 520-332-9481 or stevedidio.
Past Commander, Oro Valley Post 132
Mailing address: American Legion OV Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Website: ovpost132 E.I.N. #26-4228431