Harley-Davidson raising money to send care packages to troops overseas | Shopping & Services
Harley-Davidson will welcome donations at its nearly 650 dealerships throughout the country on behalf of the United Service Organizations (USO).
The company will accept donations through December 31st. All money will go towards making care packages for troops overseas.
"We're honored to support such a well-respected organization as part of our military appreciation efforts this year," said Mike McCann, Director of Core Customer and Military Marketing for Harley-Davidson. "We want to show our support for those living away from home and protecting our country."
Every care package distributed by the USO in 2012 will include a pair of tickets to the Harley-Davidson Museum - approximately 250,000 tickets in total.
"We're incredibly grateful for Harley-Davidson's support of our efforts to lift the spirits of our brave men and women serving overseas by providing them with care packages that, among other things, offer a touch of home and a way to connect with their families," said USO Sr. VP and Chief Development Officer Kelli Seely. "Like the USO, Harley- Davidson has a long history of supporting U.S. troops, so we are proud of this new partnership and know together we will have a great impact on our troops in the coming year."
Harley-Davidson's history with the U.S. military dates to World War I and World War II.
Harley-Davidson also recently sponsored three tours of Bikes Over Baghdad, which brought a team of the biggest names in action sports to bases in Iraq, Kuwait and other parts of the Middle East to perform BMX shows for thousands of troops. For two of the three tours, Harley-Davidson sent one of its own employees along to show the company's personal gratitude.
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. They provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. They also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors.