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Tucson VA wins award

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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

Amid the scandal and controversy surrounding the Veterans Administration hospitals -- especially the one in Phoenix -- Tucson's VA is getting a national award for one of its efforts.

The Voluntary Service program recently received the 2013 American Spirit Award for Corporate Recruitment at the annual Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee meeting in North Carolina.  

The national award recognizes outstanding VA and corporate partnerships that support local Veterans.  This prestigious award is only given to one VA Voluntary Service Department each year.  
The award was presented to Voluntary Service Program Manager Deborah Brookshire in recognition of a partnership during United Days of Caring in 2012 and 2013.  This partnership provided services to Veterans and their families enrolled in the Home Base Primary Care, Homeless, Operating Enduring Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Women's Health.  Tucson Electric Power supplied over $9,900 in material donations and 172 volunteers contributed 1,020 hours valued at $22,256.00.  

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