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Supporting the USO

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The USO (United Services Organization) works to lift the spirits of American service members and their families, through entertainment, support programs, and special care packages. When we found out that the Washington Area USO at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S. Army Base could use our help, the Paxton team went right to work.

First, in late March and early April the Paxton Springfield Office Moving Division donated labor, office furniture, and material to help build out new workstations. Over three days our team helped tear down, remove, and dispose of old carpet and furniture, and create a schedule and installation plan. While there we learned that the Fort Belvoir office operates the Operation USO Care Package Program, delivering care packages to military members. They often need volunteers to hold stuffing events to make up packages for shipment. So on the evening of May 19th more than a dozen employees from Paxton 1610, Paxton Record Retention, and Paxton International (TRANSPAX) arrived at the USO facility to pack up prepaid phone cards, hygiene and comfort items, and other items that are commonly requested by service men and women. Our team packed over 450 care packages earmarked for a unit in Afghanistan and also helped prepare 1,000 camouflage toiletry kits for future care packages. “The team’s exuberant attitude and high energy was on display the entire evening,” said Washington Area USO volunteer Mr. Reggie Trujillo, a retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer.

Paxton looks forward to continuing to support the Operation USO Care Package Program through future volunteer events.We’re very proud to be able to support the USO in caring for our dedicated troops.

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