Fort Myers, VA (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and TurningPoint Global Solutions, along with Dell, Northrop Grumman, DynCorp International, and the Gannett Foundation, teamed up to raise money for holiday food donations as a way to thank local military members and their families this holiday season.
USO-Metro’s Turkeys for Troops program provides junior-enlisted service members and their families living in the Washington-Baltimore region with food baskets filled with traditional food items for a Thanksgiving feast.
“Giving back to our servicemen, servicewomen, and community is a TurningPoint value,” said David Hughes, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at TurningPoint. “And we are pleased to have this opportunity to show our gratitude by helping active military members enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their families.”
In addition to providing corporate financial support, TurningPoint employees served as volunteers to stuff and distribute the holiday food baskets to military families at Fort Meade. Several TurningPoint employees also answered phones at the “Turkey for Troops” telethon, which raised nearly $112,000 for the program.
“We’re so grateful to TurningPoint for not only their financial support but the volunteer work of their dedicated employees during our Turkeys for Troops program,” says Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO-Metro. “This holiday initiative is a program where we absolutely know we’re making a difference in the lives in our local military communityand we simply couldn’t do it without the amazing support of companies like TurningPoint.”
About USO of Metropolitan Washington: USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit http://www.usometro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by searching USO-Metro.
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