Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
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ARLINGTON, VA. (July 1, 2014) – In celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month and the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign, the USO joined forces with BET Networks and pushed out more than 300 “Thank You Notes for the Troops” at the BET Experience Presented by Coca-Cola® Fan Fest June 28 and 29, 2014. The only military non-profit who participated in this year’s BET Experience Fan Fest, the USO deployed a camo-covered Mobile USO to the Los Angeles Convention Center and invited attendees to create and send personalized “Thank You Notes for the Troops” via social media as part of the partnership activation.
Attributed to Juliet Gilliam, USO Vice President of Celebrity Recruitment:
"It has been an honor to participate in the BET Experience this weekend and join BET fans in supporting our service members and families. Our troops often miss everyday special moments like those we have enjoyed seeing this weekend and having the ability to send ‘thank you notes to the troops” created a wonderful opportunity to show our gratitude for their sacrifice. We are grateful to the BET fans that visited Mobile USO and hope they will be inspired to continue spreading messages of thanks to honor our troops and their families."
Attributed to Sonya Lockett, Vice President of Corporate and Social Responsibility, BET Networks:
"BET Networks was excited to have the USO be a part of the BET Experience Fan Fest. We have great respect for the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in our nation's military and were honored to work with our partners at the USO to help send these notes of thanks."
USO photos: http://bit.ly/1iRe63G
USO video: http://bit.ly/1qNzXcc
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About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.