Thankful
Stories
  • The USO has truly been a godsend to me and my family. In my 12th week of pregnancy, I was diagnosed with heart failure. I had to leave my job (accounting with the Air Force) because of my many doctors appointments and the stress of my job. Of course, my husband and I worried about paying bills, especially with a baby on the way; however, the USO was there and helped in more ways than one. A few months ago, I was able to attend a USO baby shower and received over $1000 worth of baby items, including: a playppen, crib bedding, toys, clothes, diapers, and much more. And as if that wasn’t enough, my family and I were invited to a USO holiday event last night at the Philadelphia Armory, where my daughter received Christmas gifts, met Santa, and met Jason Kelce from the Eagles! My husband and I were definitely not forgotten about. We received a ham, a family 4-pack to the Polar Express train ride, and a $250 Acme gift card! It was absolutely amazing! Because of the USO, we now have more money to put towards Christmas and our baby on the way is all set! This is all because of the amazing staff and volunteers of the USO. Thank you so much for all that you have done and will continue to do!

    Ariel
    Navy E5