Upgrades and New USO Center
USO of NC RDU Center & USO of NC Raleigh MEPS
Raleigh, NC – February 15, 2018
The Armed Forces Families Foundation and the USO of North Carolina cut the ribbon for the opening of USO of North Carolina’s brand new center at the Raleigh Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), further demonstrating their commitment to serving military service members and their families.
The Armed Forces Families Foundation contributed a total of $16,801 to not only support the MEPS center, but also fund upgrades to the USO of North Carolina’s center inside the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the USO and USO of North Carolina and help provide these needed supplies,” said Niki Austin, a spokesperson for AFFF. “This project wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community and our generous sponsors, Taco Bell and IHOP.”
Over $9,000 of the funds were used to completely furnish a new USO of North Carolina facility located within the Raleigh MEPS facility. The new furnishings include a couch, storage cabinets, a buffet area and refrigerator, designated children’s area, artwork, carpet, tables and more.
The remaining funds were used for carpet and tile refurbishment and facility seating at the USO of North Carolina RDU Center, which serves approximately 5,000 service members and their families monthly.
The USO of North Carolina strengthens our nation’s service members from the moment they enter the military through their transition to civilian life.
“The USO of North Carolina has made a commitment to help strengthen our service members and their families from the moment that they take the oath and begin serving in our nation’s Armed Forces,” said John Falkenbury, president and CEO of the USO of North Carolina. “This new facility will not only allow our service members and their families to take in the comforts of home before heading out to basic training, but it will show them that we are there for them and appreciate their service from the very start.”
If you’d like to volunteer with USO of NC or learn more, please visit https://northcarolina.uso.org/.