On Monday, November 8th, the Washington Football Team partnered up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to pack over 750 care packages for deploying military members this holiday season. To kick off Salute to Service Week and celebrate Veteran's Day on Thursday, over 100 staff members with the Washington Football dedicated their morning to learning more about USO's mission, writing messages to deploying service members, interacting with active-duty volunteers, and stuffing care packages for deploying service members
The event kicked off with opening remarks from the Executive Director of the USO Chapter, Ms. Lisa Marie Riggins. The Director honed in on the long-standing partnership between the USO and Washington Football Team, the impact the USO mission has nearly half-million military members each year through programming and 12 on-base & installation centers, and positive impact care packages have on those deploying this November and December. The group was then shown the cornerstone Pack4Troops video which can be watched by all fans (link: https://metro.uso.org/support/pack-4-troops).
Washington Football Team staff members arrived at 10:00 AM prepared to volunteer, pack the care packages, write their messages, and share their military connections. After opening remarks and receiving instruction from USO Volunteers, the staff turned a two-hour event into a twenty minute project. 750 care packages packed, 750 personalized care packages packed, and an unbelievable start to the Team's Salute to Service Week initiatives. Continue tuning in for updates throughout the week as the team strives to Honor, Empower, & Connect Military Members, Veterans, and their Families.
For more information on how you can support USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, please visit https://metro.uso.org/support/donate.