Jan. 7, 2013
-- USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro), a 501(c)3 organization that provides support to one of the largest military populations in the world, announced that EMC Corporation is the newest company to join the USO-Metro family. With a generous donation, EMC has committed to supporting troops and their families in the Washington-Baltimore and Northern Virginia region. Funds from the company’s donation will go toward programs and events aimed at easing the burdens of a transient military lifestyle, boosting morale of American troops and their families, and building a strong community support system.
This fall, EMC supported three Mobile USO events aimed at bringing comfort and entertainment directly to today’s highly mobile armed forces wherever troops need support the most. The “deployable unit” features a stainless steel kitchen, an exterior flat panel TV, video gaming equipment, and a stereo with a PA system. EMC is also co-sponsoring USO-Metro’s 2013 Operation Back to School program. This highly anticipated program helps get military kids excited about the start of school in a festive and educational atmosphere. The program provides each participating school-age child with a new backpack filled with needed school supplies.
“Thanks to companies like EMC, we’re able to accomplish our mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families,” states Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO-Metro. “We’
re incredibly grateful to EMC for their support of our military members and their families, and we’re so excited to welcome EMC as the newest member of our close-knit family.”
In addition to these philanthropic sponsorships, Dan Dougherty, Vice President of EMC’s Federal Division has been nominated to the USO-Metro board of directors.
“There is no greater debt of gratitude than the one we owe to our service men and women,” said Dougherty. “We look forward to working with USO-Metro to support their many exciting programs.”
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