Camp McCrady to Receive $37,000 Renovation

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Camp McCrady to Receive $37,000 Renovation to USO’s Entertainment Center
Armed Forces Families Foundation/Taco Bell have provided funding for the Clinic

COLUMBIA, SC – Military service members and their families will have the chance to finally get some R&R at the USO Center’s newly renovated entertainment and recreation area at the Camp McCrady Training Center. The Armed Forces Families Foundation has donated $37,000 to the center to make troops feel more at home during pre-deployment training. Funds for the donation were raised in local Taco Bell restaurants during their annual fundraiser in an effort to help serve those who serve us.

To initiate the new items and show appreciation for those involved, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, September 13 at 11:00 am at The USO Center’s entertainment area located at Camp McCrady Training Center. Taco Bell will be on-site providing food for all attendees at this worthy event.

Camp McCrady is a permanent home for the National Guard and provides training for members of the Army, Marines, and Navy. The USO Center located on-site has more than 2,500 visitors each month that use the facility to connect with loved ones and relax after a long day of training. Renovations to the entertainment area include new recliner chairs, built-in risers for theater seating, carpet flooring, a 60” television, a multi-game table and chairs, two basketball goals, and a pool table.

Both the Armed Forces Families Foundation and Taco Bell are proud to support the new efforts to improve The USO Center’s entertainment area at Camp McCrady. “Our troops’ loved ones are their first line of support. Taco Bell is proud to support our troops by supporting their families,” said Thaddeus Foster, Chief Operations Officer and franchisee for Southeast QSR Inc.

About the Armed Forces Families Foundation
The Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF), in conjunction with participating Taco Bell restaurants are proud Supporters of America’s Armed Forces and their families. The ARMED FORCES FAMILIES FOUNDATION, along with its Taco Bell partners, have raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS. 100% of every dollar raised goes toward projects to help those who protect our Freedoms.

For more information, please visit http://www.armedforcesfamilies.org/

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

Armed Forces Families Foundation Contact:
Shelly Piper
Foundation Director
(727) 443-5656
spiper@mindspring.com

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