Huntington Ingalls donates partiotic van to USO | Community Spirit
Just looking at the new Mississippi Gulf Coast United Services Organization (USO) van brings a feeling of patriotism. The van was donated by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division today. The organization purchased the van as an effort to support the constant movement and activity of the USO lounges in Gulfport. The van will also help with other USO functions along the Gulf Coast and within Mississippi.
"Donating this van is just one of the many ways Ingalls Shipbuilding supports our military and their families," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. "Just as our shipbuilders need the right tools to build great ships for our Navy and Coast Guard customers, the USO needs the right tools to do their job as well. This van will help the USO accomplish its important mission: to support the brave men and women who protect our freedom and the loved ones who wait patiently for their safe return."
The director of USO agreed.
"Ingalls has outdone themselves with their donation of the van to USO Gulf Coast," said USO Gulf Coast Director Deanna Attaway. "Without generous donors and volunteers, support of the troops would be impossible. Ingalls has yet again shown the troops they stand firm in their support of our service men and women and will continue to support them through the USO—until every one comes home."
The USO is a non-profit organization, not a government agency. They rely on the generosity of volunteers and donors to help support their cause.The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors
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