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USO Service Project to Honor the U.S. Military and Commemorate the Anniversary of September 11th

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
WHAT: The USO will host a Service Project on Capitol Hill to assemble hygiene kits that are distributed around the world to troops who need them most.

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015

EVENTS: Service Project
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
Washington, D.C. 20515
Cross Streets: Independence Ave & 1st Street

Speakers/Attendees include:
• J.D. Crouch II, CEO & President, USO
• Congressman Jeff Miller, USO Congressional Caucus Co-Chair
• Congressman Tim Walz, USO Congressional Caucus Co-Chair
• Representatives from U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and USO Congressional Caucus

WHY: To honor the 14th anniversary of September 11th, the USO's service project will bring together members of Congress to show their support for America's military community. This particular service project invites Members of Congress to assemble hygiene kits which contain many of the items troops request most and will include a razor, towel, tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, a brush, lip balm and hair care products. The USO delivers theses care packs to troops around the world, including those who are currently serving overseas in Southwest Asia, who are in need of comfort and support from home.

NOTE: Media attending should enter through Independence Avenue entrance of the Rayburn building. USO photos available following event.

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, troops in transition 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: AT &T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Four-Star Partners: BIC, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Jeep, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, NFL, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Sharee Posey 703-740-4980 sposey@uso.org Sarah Camille Hipp 703-579-0882 schipp@uso.org

Source: United Service Organizations (USO)