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You Can Help: The Veterans’ National Stamp and Coin Club and “Project Outreach”

By Remy Benoit

Formed more than 29 years ago this group is a nationwide distribution center to other VA Medical Facilities.  There are over 600 active members throughout the United States and abroad.  The stamps and coins acquired from donations are used for treating Veterans with service related medical problems.

Maurice A. Storck, Sr., President of the Veterans’ National Stamp and Coin Club, is the recipient of a Medallion  - The 15,0000 Hour Award for Volunteers.  His volunteer time now exceeds 15,000 hours.
Storck was originally assigned to the 3rd Engineer Regiment at Schofield Barracks as part of the Old Hawaiian Division. This division split into the 24th and 25th Infantry in the fall of ’41. With that split, the 65th Engineers Battalion, 25th ID was formed with Storck in Company B, deployed, eleven months after Pearl, to Guadalcanal.

YOU CAN HELP by supplying the following from the no membership fee organization’s Wish List:

ITEMS NEEDED

United States and Foreign Stamps both “ON” and “OFF PAPER” – U.S. and Foreign Coins and Paper Money – Sports Cards – Post Cards ( Old and New) – First Day Covers – Foreign Covers – Old U.S. Covers ( before 1920) – Cut Squares – Hunting Permit Stamps – Catalogues for both Stamps and Coins – Albums and Stock Books.

Please use COMMEMORATIVE or HIGH VALUE Stamps on ALL mailings whenever possible. "Make-a-Point" of requesting the Postal Clerk to USE Commemorative, or High Value stamps on all mailings. NO METERS PLEASE!

DAMAGED STAMPS ARE OF NO USE

MATERIALS NOT NEEDED

Greeting cards – postmarks – Meters – Publications.

Please send your donations to:

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Medical Center
Veterans’ National Stamp and Coin Club # 135 S.C.
3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizoa 85723

520-792-1450 Ext 50003 ( Mon, Tue, and Thursday) 7AM to 4PM
520-888-7585 (Wed-Friday 12 to 8PM)
Thanks so much for your help!

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Dear Mr. Storck, As chairman of Service for Veterans in the James Tull TSDAR chapter, I was told to collect any & all stamps. Many of the elderly ladies in this chapter are very proud to help the veterans w/collecting stamps & also clipping coupons which I sort & total & send to military commissaries. I will be more than happy to send the stamps elsewhere. I was also told the veterans use these stamps as a means of therapy, not just collecting (for hand/eye coordination - cutting them of the paper, etc.). As you signed off on your note (1/9/08), "Trust the next lot will be better." S. Diane Slaughter Service for Veterans TSDAR James Tull Chapter

Posted by: Diane Slaughter, at 2008-04-25 19:42:19



June 17, 2008 Dear Ms. Brookshire, Our small rural school district has 450 students in grades K-12 and is located in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Our school is about 60 miles southwest of our state capital, Albany. The small towns that make up our school community are mainly supported by the ski industry and tourism. As part of the character education program endorsed by our school, the elementary students learn about essential character traits. To further understand these ethical core values, the students get involved in character-based activities and engage in various community service projects. This year the third graders decided to continue to help the Veterans’ National Stamp and Coin Club. It is great that there are still volunteers who use the hobby of stamp collecting as a therapy program to support the medical staffs of VA Medical Centers nationwide. With this in mind, please be so kind as to forward the enclosed stamps to those veteran patients who request them. The students enthusiastically embraced the idea of helping the veterans. It is good to know that there are still some stamp clubs left in the VA system. Thank you for caring for our veterans. Sincerely, Maria Constantinides National Board Certified Teacher Windham Cental School Windham, NY

Posted by: Maria, at 2008-12-03 22:55:28



thank you for all that you do for our vets!! our site has posted a link to your page and we will promote it using Twitter and Facebook also. as our community grows we will attempt to run contests and programs to assist with your great cause... Bear AKA Admin

Posted by: Brett Goodermote, at 2011-06-20 12:17:50



I have a lot of stamps that I would like to donate. They are U.S. and Canadian definitives and commemoratives, used, off paper and sorted. Can you use them? How should I ship them? Let me know. Sincerely, Bob

Posted by: Robert Wilson, at 2011-05-12 12:24:31



I have a lot of stamps that I would like to donate. They are U.S. and Canadian definitives and commemoratives, used, off paper and sorted. Can you use them? How should I ship them? Let me know. Sincerely, Bob

Posted by: Robert Wilson, at 2011-05-12 12:25:47



I have stamps that I have collected from women in my DAR chapter. I was wondering if you also want the everyday stamps such as the flags, Liberty Bells and the Christmas stamps? Thanks and God Bless.

Posted by: Annie, at 2011-05-26 20:06:56



We were saving "used" postage stamps - cut or torn envelopes from mail we receive and giving them to an elderly Veteran. The were just regular US postage stamps. We don't know what he did with them, but he said it was to help Veterans. This gentleman is now in a hospital and not doing well. We are asking if you collect these stamps, what the Veterans do with them and how they benefit the Veterans? If you do collect them, where can we donate/mail them? Thank you for your help. Naomi Drass Joseph Silvestri & Son, Inc. Garnet Valley, PA 19060

Posted by: Naomi Drass, at 2012-12-11 17:56:16



We have a business card club - our newest member Tom Hollywood in Monee, IL told us about collecting stamps for Vets. However he gave his address in Monee, IL not your address in Arizona. Do you have different collecting sites? Is Tom Hollywood associated with your organization? We would appreciate knowing so we can run a note in our next monthly publication. Sincerely, Jim and Sue Thompson, American Business Card Club - phone 425-774-1458

Posted by: Jim and Sue Thompson, at 2012-03-18 01:09:45



Hello: We have stamps that we've collected for the DAR Stamps for veterans program. The last batch I sent out was returned because the person no longer takes them. Do you know of anyone who would be interested in taking them for their local chapter? I am located in San Jose, California. Please provide the complete name and address of where to send them. Thanks for your time.

Posted by: Gus, at 2011-08-04 19:23:27



I have quite a number of commemorative stamp albums from the US Postal Commemorative Society. They are in excellent condition. If you have use for them, I would like to donate them to your organization.

Posted by: Marilou Young, at 2014-07-05 02:40:28


This item is part of WelcomeHomeSoldier.com: historian, author, editor, and educator Remy Benoit's ongoing weblog for Veterans, writers, students, and others who believe in learning from and making history; including thousands of articles and posts and the free writing seminar, Using History for Healing and Writing.


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