Young Leaders and Members Support Area Troops Through USO
Throughout November and December, CCFB members and the Young Leaders Team collected and donated nonperishable foods, toiletries, and related items as well as cash donations as a part of the service project to benefit area troops. The Young Leaders collected, organized, and shopped for the wish list to add to the donations. Chairman Thomas Poole and member Jonathon Poole from the Young Leaders Team met on January 17 to present the supplies and materials for care package boxes to support the United Service Organization (USO). Following the presentation, the materials were loaded into the USO truck for area service men and women.
Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission.
USO has a main office in Chicago but also has two locations in O’Hare airport, a location in Midway Airport, and a location at the Great Lakes Center. USO airport centers throughout the country offer around-the clock hospitality for traveling service members and their families.
USO tours bring America and its celebrities to service members who are assigned far from home, to entertain them and convey the support of the nation. Specialized programs offer a continuum of support to service members throughout their journey of service, from the first time they don the uniform until the last time they take it off.
The USO is not part of the federal government. A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish their mission of connection.