DynCorp International team members are helping make a difference for local military families this holiday season by participating in the USO Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) Holiday Meals program.
USO-Metro will provide holiday meals for 300 families in need at Fort Meade by distributing $50 grocery gift-cards. The gift cards enable a family to purchase all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal.
Supporting Military Personnel During the Holidays
DynCorp International also recently donated enough iPod touch devices to the USO-Metro’s “Comfort & Care Bags” program to reach every in-patient wounded warrior at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Through the “Comfort & Care Bag” program, in-patients receive DVDs, gift cards for restaurants located within the medical center, books, games, snacks and additional comfort items.
USO-Metro Holiday Programs & Services
Each year, USO-Metro offers special holiday programs to bring military families together and to say thank you to local troops and their loved ones during the holiday season.
Other programs include Turkeys for Troops, where boxes of Thanksgiving meal essentials are packed and delivered to local military families, and Project USO Elf, where donors provide local military children with gifts during the holiday season from their personal wish lists.
USO of Metropolitan Washington
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.