USO Supporter, as Russian attacks continue throughout Ukraine, I wanted to provide a personal update to our top military supporters, including you.
As you know, thousands of U.S. troops have been deployed or repositioned to support our NATO allies in Eastern Europe. They’re facing harsh weather and dangerous conditions as the situation on the ground rapidly changes. Many more service members here in the United States and throughout Europe remain on high alert and could be deployed at any moment.
The services and support the USO provides are more important than ever during times of crisis and uncertainty. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we are there by our service members’ sides every step of the way throughout their service to our country, including deployment. Having this constant source of support through every stage of their journey provides immense comfort to troops and their families during otherwise stressful moments.
Since this crisis began, we have distributed more than 28,000 USO Care Packages filled with travel-sized toiletries, snacks, hand warmers and more. We opened a brand new USO Center in just 48 hours. USO personnel are on the ground to ensure our service members have the support that they need. And just last month, military supporters like you helped us fund more than 8,900 additional care packages and other essentials for service members around the world.
Many service members received orders to deploy without personal communications devices, leaving them with no way to contact their loved ones, but thanks to you, they can contact them. Across Germany, Poland and Romania, the USO is providing communication support for service members to stay connected to home.
For that, and for everything else you do to support our heroes in uniform, we are so grateful. Thank you so much for being a dedicated supporter that America’s troops can count on through thick and thin.
The Hon. J.D. Crouch II
CEO & President, USO
We don’t know what the future holds for American service members in Eastern Europe. But we do know that, with the support of patriotic Americans like you, the USO will be there for them no matter what. Please consider making a contribution today to support our troops through thick and thin.