USO and Harris Teeter Honor Troops and Families during National Military Appreciation Month with Service Project on Capitol Hill

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Members of Congress to help assemble healthy snack packs for troops in the Washington Metropolitan region

WHAT: Here in the Washington Metropolitan area, the USO will host a Service Project on Capitol Hill during National Military Appreciation Month designed to assemble healthy snack packs that will be distributed to troops by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EVENTS: Service Project
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
Washington, D.C. 20515
Cross Streets: Independence Ave & 1st Street
Speakers/Attendees include:

  •     Lisa Turner Anastasi, Chief Development Officer, USO
  •     Rodney Vines, Northern Region Associate Relations Specialist, Harris Teeter
  •     Representatives from U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and USO Congressional Caucus

WHY: The USO Service Project offers a unique opportunity for Members of Congress to assemble healthy snack packs for service members and their families. Troops expressed their desire for healthier food options at centers through our annual Tell USO Survey which gathers feedback from service members around the world. The snack packs are a direct result of this survey and contain items such as oatmeal, dried fruit, pretzels and nuts. The items in the snack pack have been donated by Harris Teeter, a USO partner that has raised more than $1 million for the USO since the partnership began in 2012. The healthy snack packs will be distributed at the USO centers around the Washington Metropolitan region.

NOTE: Media attending should enter through Independence Avenue entrance of the Rayburn building. USO photos available following event.

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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, , 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, GEICO, Harris Teeter, 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

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