ACOA Community Service Committee
ACOA Serving Others
The United Service Organizations (USO) is chartered by Congress as a nonprofit, charitable corporation. It is not a part of the U.S. Government. The USO is endorsed by the President of the United States and the Department of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. The original intent of Congress—and enduring style of USO delivery—is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. Thus, although some USO programs/services are similar to those provided by other agencies, the hallmark of the USO has been and will continue to be HOW--as much as WHAT--services are provided.
For more information, contact the ACOA USO
Coordinator CDR Ross Spears at 404.639.3063. CDR
Spear’s email address is: email@example.com.
Vote for USO
For the second year in a row, Subaru of America is inviting Facebook fans to cast their vote to decide the final two charities that will join Subaru's 2012 "Share the Love" event this winter. We are excited to announce that the USO has the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event.
For the USO to win this event, we need YOU, your friends and families to cast your ballots for the USO at http://sharethelove.subaru.com/facebook . The two charities that receive the most votes will be included in this winter's "Share the Love" event. Voting is open from August 6-26, 2012 and fans are allowed and encouraged to vote 1 time EVERY DAY.
Habitat for Humanity
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 7:45 am to 4 pm (all day), 9 volunteers are needed to work with Habitat for Humanity in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Our worksite is to be announced the week before the event. Lunch will be served.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors and communities to build affordable, green, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. You can find out more information regarding the organization at http://www.atlantahabitat.org/.
ACOA members will be helping in construction of Habitat homes. Nine volunteers are needed for the entire day and preference will be given to Commissioned Officers. If spaces are available, Officer’s family members will be able to participate if they are 16 years of age of older. No special skills or financial costs are needed. Consent forms will be required from each participant and will be provided once participation is confirmed.
Because we will be working at a construction site, we encourage volunteers to dress in work clothes,(e.g. jeans and t-shirts, preferably a USPHS t-shirt, if you own one.) If you do not have a USPHS t-shirt and would like to purchase one, they are available from the ACOA Store.
This event fills up quickly! Priority for all ACOA Community Service events will be given to current ACOA members. Please email LCDR Emily Jentes by March 20, 2012 if you are interested! Emily Jentes; 404-639-4385