Odessa man to donate gaming collection to non-profit

Helping veterans connect in new community center
Posted at 5:07 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 17:07:52-04

When Peter Fugi turned on ABC Action News on Wednesday, he felt his questions were answered.

"I've been looking for a place to donate my gaming collection, and I wanted it to go to veterans," he said.

For over a decade, Fuji, collected gaming entertainment for his bonus room -- everything from pool tables, dart boards, a bowling machine, even a Pachislo machine. 

The Odessa man tells us he's getting ready to downsize his home, and is ready to give away the possessions that brought so many memories. 

On Wednesday, The Now Tampa Bay did a story about veterans' concerns over the crime around the Kaylee Bay Village apartments in the Rainbow Heights neighborhood

The east Tampa housing complex with more than two dozen units was built for struggling veterans at the end of 2016. 

The non-profit organization that runs the complex plans to open a community center that will be open to the veterans and their families as a safe place to go. 

Volunteers of America plans to add an outdoor playground, computers, job seeking resources and classes.

Fuji hopes his gaming donations will add to the community center. 

"I hope they find it as a place to go to relax and make new friends," said Fuji. 

Fuji and Volunteers of America are now in contact to proceed with the donation.