USO Centers of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia Receive $30,000 Upgrade

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Media Contact:
Shelly Piper
(727) 443-5656
spiper@mindspring.com
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USO Centers of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia Receive $30,000 Upgrade
Armed Forces Families Foundation/Taco Bell have provided funding for the Centers

NORFOLK, VA – Military service members and their families will enjoy some welcome upgrades at multiple USO Centers in the area. The following USO Centers will receive new computers for visitor use: NAVSTA Norfolk AMC Terminal and NMPS Centers, Huntington Hall, Langley AFB, Fort Lee, Richmond International Airport, JEB Little Creek/Fort Story, Norfolk International Airport, Williamsburg/Newport News International Airport, Fort Eustis, and the administrative offices.  A total of 51 computers have been provided along with essential software.

The Armed Forces Families Foundation has donated $30,000 to the centers to make the technology upgrades possible and with so many visitors to these centers, they were much in need. 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 Tuesday, September 17 at 11:00 am at The Ft. Eustis USO Center. All media is invited to attend and Taco Bell will be on‐site providing food for all attendees at this worthy event.

Based on the huge number of annual visits, over 340,000 in 2012, the 11 centers are very important to our local military and their families as a place for recreation as well as assistance on many levels. The new computers will allow visitors to keep in contact with their families via Skype, do online banking, work on college coursework, and more.

Both the Armed Forces Families Foundation and Taco Bell are proud to support the new efforts to improve technology at the USO Centers of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. “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 Grand Canyon University, USA Discounters, GEICO, Dunkin’ Donuts, AT&T, Cox Communications, Altria, McDonald’s, Centennial Communications, Military Newspapers of Virginia, Raytheon, JC Penney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Langley Federal Credit Union, GSS, Martin’s, and Omni Financial.  We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC‐29471).  To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, please visit usohrcv.com.

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

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