Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Delivers $25,000 Check to the USO

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What would you do if the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol showed up on your doorstep?

Staff and volunteers at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., were jumping for joy Wednesday after receiving a $25,000 check from the Publishers Clearing House recent Facebook promotion, The Give Back.

“We’re really grateful,” said USO Vice President of Operations Glenn Welling, who was presented the check by the Prize Patrol. “This was our first opportunity to get involved with the Publishers Clearing House Give Back promotion, and just to be able to be recognized by the Americans who went online each day is awesome. For 73 years the USO has been the connection between America and her military, and donations like this one will allow us to continue doing what we are do for another 73 years.”

This year’s The Give Back event featured three charities: the USO, ASPCA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Fans were allowed to vote for their favorite charity once per day, with the charities earning prizes based on where they finished in the voting.

“We love being able to give back to the charities our customers care about,” said Danielle Bertellotti, assistant manager for digital marketing development at Publishers Clearing House. “Our audience has been very vocal on social media, and they have made it clear that the USO is a charity they care deeply about, so we are very happy to give.”

After voting to support their favorite charities, visitors to the Publishers Clearing House Facebook page also had the opportunity to win cash for themselves. Each vote cast for a charity also served as an entry into both a SuperPrize and the Give Back Exclusive Prize.

“It was something so simple … but it gave people the chance to make a difference for a cause they love,” Bertellotti said. Maybe they don’t have the money to give; maybe they aren’t in a place where they could volunteer; but this was a way they could help out the USO from wherever they are.”

11 thoughts on “Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Delivers $25,000 Check to the USO

  1. ^_^ Congratulations USO that was fantastic whoo hoooooo good luck ^_^ pch is fantastic they help others in need and thats what i do <3 love pch <3

  2. Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Delivers $25,000 Check to the USO | The Official USO Blog…..This such great news ! Thanks Deborah Holland for the share (Smiles)

  3. Congratulations USO… That is amazing and I took part in this voting, woohoo. If I won from Publishers Clearing House it would definitely be a longtime dream come true. Good luck everyone:):):):):)

  4. GOD BLESS YOU ALL YES YOU REALLY DESERVE IT. I LOVE SEEING PEOPLE WIN IT MAKES ME VERY HAPPY!! AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!

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