Verizon Wireless Collects Basic Supplies for South Carolina USO

       Verizon Wireless Collects Basic Supplies for South Carolina USO

Verizon stores throughout South Carolina will be collection sites for
non-perishable food and other essentials July 22 to August 30.

PR Newswire

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2013

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless teams up with
South Carolina USO to collect non-perishable food and essential items to
provide support and encouragement to the service men and women stationed or
traveling through the Palmetto State. The special collection starts July 22
and requested items can be dropped off until August 30 at any Verizon Wireless
store in South Carolina.

South Carolina USO provides a bridge to home for service men and women
traveling through Columbia Metropolitan Airport and those stationed at Fort
Jackson, Fort Gordon, Shaw Air Force Base, 81st Regional Support Command and
McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The following items are needed to support
these men and women, and all donations made to the special collection are tax
deductible and stay in South Carolina.

Snack items needed (all food items must be prepackaged and individually

  oBeef jerky, granola and power bars
  oPeanuts and cashews
  oRice crispy treats
  oSunflower seeds

Personal hygiene items needed:

  oIndividual packs of Kleenex
  o3 ounce bottles of sunscreen and hand sanitizer
  oLip balm
  oAlcohol wipes
  oSmall packs of Clorox and baby wipes
  oPouches of laundry detergent
  oInternational calling cards

According to Joanie Thresher, Director of the South Carolina USO, "Donating to
this special collection is an easy way for the community to show support and
appreciation to troops who make incredible sacrifices to serve and protect our
country. I am very appreciative that Verizon Wireless shares our vision and is
allowing over 35 stores across SC to serve as collection points for these
essential supplies since our inventory is very low."

The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of
times each year at hundreds of places worldwide by providing a touch of home
through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and
innovative programs and services. The USO also provides critical support to
those who need it most, including troops and their families, wounded warriors
and the families of the fallen.

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