FORT BUCHANAN, PR - - Donations varying from clothes to food, to personal hygiene articles, were collected during Operation Buchanan Strong lead by the installation’s Religious Support Office to assist those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, through either loss of income, employment, family or home.The donations were delivered to Cáritas de PR by Garrison Command Chaplain, Lt. Col. Mark A. East; Senior Religious Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer, Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Spann III; Fort Buchanan Catholic Congregation Priest, Father Alfonso Guzmán and from the installation’s Logistics Readiness Center, Gabriel Cruz-Boyrie, May 21, 2020.Army Air Force Exchange Services (Exchange) donated 1,345 articles of clothing for men and women, and linens. Main Store Manager, Rochelle Tollentino accompanied by ten store associates filled five shopping carts with 23, 50 gallon bags. Cpt. Sean E. Moynahan and Sgt. Cornelia S. Johnson from the Installation Legal Office; Sgt. Johnny Collazo, Spc. Silverio Favela III, Spc.Tabatha Rodriguez, from Fort Buchanan Veterinary Treatment Facility; Sgt. 1st Class Spann, and Cruz-Boyrie, loaded the items onto a truck.Additionally Fort Buchanan Garrison; the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA); service members, civilians, their families, and community members donated seven boxes of personal hygiene items for babies to adults and nine boxes of canned food, rice and pasta.The Director of Cáritas de PR, Father Enrique Camacho and a member of his security staff received the donations at their location in Santurce. Cáritas de PR founded in 1969, has approximately 22 charitable programs. It is a non-profit organization part of the Catholic Charities Cáritas International.“This is great, we are so grateful,” said Father Camacho. “We have many families that come daily looking for clothes, personal care items and food. There is great need,” he continued. “I want to express my thanks to Fort Buchanan. We believe in partnerships, and this will help many people in need,” he concluded.