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Community Involvement

In Kind Donations, Collection Drives

We are ALWAYS in need of new or gently used entertainment items to combat the loneliness sand boredom of long deployment. We also can receive unopened items of food, hygiene, bedding, cleaning supplies and other household items for our veterans.. These items can be delivered or mailed to our post office box. Click Here to view a full list of items OTA provides to our troops and veterans.
OTA Will Accept
• Lamps • Desks • End Tables • Coffee Tables. • Non-Fabric Chairs • Bar/Counter Stools • TVs • Small Appliances • Kitchenette Tables/Chairs
OTA Will NOT Accept
• Beds/Bedroom Sets • Sofas • Loveseats • Chairs • Large Dining Room Table Sets

Why can we not accept those items?

  • We do not have facilities to sanitize and clean cloth furniture
  • Most veterans are moving into small spaces with no room for large furniture pieces
  • Brand new bed sets are provided through Welcome Home Program

Sponsor A Unit Of Deployed Troops

You can sponsor a unit of troops who are carrying out missions on behalf of our country. The chart below has examples of what your gift can provide to our troops far from home.

Target Donation Amount Items OTA Providest
$50 Under Armour™ Moisture Wicking T-Shirt
$150 Personal Care & Hygiene Items
$300 Healthy Food & Powdered Energy Drinks
$500 Blankets & Cold Weather Gear
$750 Exercise gear & workout supplementsr

Sponsor A Veteran Family

Help a veteran family in need by providing the following gifts, listed in the chart below, as they move into permanent housing.

Sponsorship Donation Amount Items
Veterans Welcome Home Kit $750 Pots, pans, dishes, laundry supplies, towels, sheets, bathroom and cleaning items.
Single Adult Veteran $1,000 Full size bed, mattress set, Welcome Home Kit
Adult Couple $1,500 Queen Size Bed, mattress set, Welcome Home Kit
Family of Four $2,000 Queen size bed, twin beds, mattress sets, Welcome Home Kit

Donations of any amount are welcome. No gift is too small or too large.

David leads the build-out of First Commonwealth’s advisory talent, with a particular emphasis on retirement and estate planning, and customized investment solutions. He is committed to providing a culture of customization and flexibility, ensuring superior service to the client.  

Before joining First Commonwealth, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at FNB Wealth Management, responsible for the organization’s wealth management sales strategy, revenue retention efforts, investment agency accounts, employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments and trustee relationships. He also spent time at Federated Investors and PNC Wealth Management earlier in his career.  

David is a Certified Public Accountant, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio and received his MBA from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.

Lesley brings over 25 years of experience in financial services, focusing on Insurance & Annuity marketing, product and distribution. Before Joining GBU, Lesley served as the CMO and Head of Distribution for Knighthead Annuity & Life Assurance Company, as founding leader driving the company’s growth to over $2 Billion in assets under management. Lesley spent 20 years with Prudential Financial as SVP, Relationship Management for Prudential’s annuity business, responsible for the management, business development, sales, and marketing for the firm’s 300 institutional clients. She grew sales from under $10 billion a year to over $21 Billion, becoming the largest distributor of annuities in the industry.

As a senior executive, Lesley’s passion is around growing, developing, and evolving businesses, while leveraging the strengths that already exist in the business. She works to understand the culture, the business framework, and the people, shaping her determination to build high-performance teams and successful organizations. Lesley holds B.A. In Economics & Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.