One person really can make a difference as the sailors at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan found out on Friday, January 15, 2010. Brooklynite Carmen Colon wanted to do something for the troops, so she purchased $240 worth of donuts to donate. But how to get them there? The USO, of course!
“USO Operation Doughnut Drop” with the USS Shiloh was a huge success. ”It really was a terrific morale-booster,” said Vernichel Tharps, the Director of Programs and Marketing for USO Japan. Below are some exclusive pictures from this fun, sugar-filled day. In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: “Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”
As 2009 is rushed to a close, we hope you’ll take a few moments to make a tax-deductible gift to support our men and women in uniform. They make countless sacrifices on our behalf every day. And today, we can let them know they are on our minds and in our hearts.
Act before midnight tonight. Make a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more to support our Troops.
America’s service men and women have done so much throughout 2009 to serve our country. And we will be asking a great deal of them in the year ahead. Before the clock strikes midnight, let those involved in dangerous duty far from home know that they are not forgotten. Thank you for reaching out to our troops, to ease their burdens and lift their spirits. Until Every One Comes Home.
USO New England and Vows Bridal Outlet teamed up for the “G.I. Gown Giveaway,” ensuring that over 300 women received a gorgeous wedding gown…for free! The first of what will hopefully become many annual events, this giveaway was especially meaningful for USO New England Executive Director Jean Mallon. ”We wanted each bride to feel special,” Mallon said. “Not only is it an exciting practical gift for military families and brides-to-be, but it also boosts morale.” Check out a photo gallery of the gown giveaway goings on: