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LCCC's and the USO
|LCCC's principal charity is the United Services Organization, or as many know it - The USO.
The USO is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
whose mission is: "to serve those who serve...and their families." And it is through the generous financial
support of the community which enables the USO to offer vital human services and programs to our military personnel
free of charge.
With the goal to serve the "total military family," the USO provides an impressive array of services, which include:
||To assist military travelers who are moving into the area or just passing through.
||When a GI is wounded the USO is there to help arrange for childcare services, to make it easier for mom or dad to
travel overseas to be with their spouse. They can rest assured that the kids at home are safe, and will be OK until
their parents return home.
||Today's version of the fabled "USO Canteen" is not just coffee, doughnuts and
conversation, but also computers with Internet access, so troops can "surf the Web" or email family
and friends from anywhere in the world!
||Providing housing in extreme financial or medical emergencies.
||This is what everyone thinks of when they hear "The USO." The music has changed over
the years, but the USO still go right to the Front, all over the world! So, our troops hear "Thank You"
directly, from America's greatest Stars.
|Family Support Centers
||To help make the transition to metropolitan areas in the US and around the world as smooth as possible.
||Provide food and food certificates to military families in need .
||Provide donated hotel rooms for visiting family members of personnel stationed in the US and around the world.
||Arrange celebrity visits to military hospitals .
||Military and civilian experts are invited to speak on topics of current concern such as, drug/alcohol
problems, health, nutrition.
||Held annually for active duty military personnel and their families at area bases
||The USO reaches out to the troops with special ATV's that go anywhere with hot coffee, doughnuts, and Internet
access, so the GIs can "chat" and email with family and friends back home.
|Operation Care Package
||Your can't buy sunscreen in the desert! The USO hands out hard-to-get personal items.
toiletries, snacks, books, CDs, and lots more, all the everyday needs that folks back home take for granted.
|Operation Enduring Care
||Meeting the special needs of troops wounded in the War on Terror, the USO supplies special clothing and
toiletries to injured soldiers. In addition, the USO sponsors "USO Day Rooms" in military hospitals, where
troops can relax and be entertained.
|Operation Phone Home
||What does our overseas GIs want more than anything else is a chance to phone home. The USO buys
and distributes pre-paid phone cards so our troops can call home fast and for free!
||Mandatory for most personnel reporting for temporary or permanent assignment--and provides information pertaining
to USO programs.
|Overseas Community Centers
||When GIs and their families are transferred overseas, our Community Centers offer libraries,
reading rooms, computers, get0togethers, and advice, to help them cope with the difficulties of moving to and living
in a foreign country.
||Donations of infant and toddler child safety seats are loaned to enlisted parents for 6 months, so they may
||Distributes tickets free of charge or at a discounted price to active duty personnel and their
families to theater, sports, and cultural events.
|Celebrity Education Program
||Stars visit kids too! Whether from movie, TV, Music, Sports, or the Arts, the USO brings famous people to overseas
DOD schools, to meet in-person and work directly with the children of military families.
||Telephone, Internet and e-mail access.
|Supporting the USO is not about the politics of the day. It doesn't
matter if you agree or disagree with war or the efforts to transform terrorists supporting havens and brutal
dictatorships into free democratic societies. It is the men and women of our military who are called to undertake
dangerous and life threatening work. As citizens of a freedom loving democracy, it's our duty to help support these
brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line to defend and protect our freedoms! AND not to forget about their families who too are sacraficing much as they await and pray for their loved one's return.
Join with the LCCC to show them WE CARE! You can make a
difference. So, in addition to including the troops and their families in your prayers, you can be personally
responsible for making it a little more comfortable by donating to the USO.
LCCC President, Dan Woomer, presents a check
from the LCCC
to Ms. Shauna Van Buren, USO Deputy Director of Airport Services.
Anyone who wishes to support the troops can go to
www.uso.com and make your tax deductible donation on line.