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Grant will fund Operation Read and Feed, Holiday Holdover Troops and Operation Snack Attack programs
Dominion Energy awarded a $50,000 grant to USO South Carolina in support of three USO programs supporting service members serving throughout the state.
“The USO connects service members to family, home and country,” said Joanie Thresher, Director of USO South Carolina. “Thanks to the generosity of Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the USO South Carolina will be able to grow our programs and connect thousands of service members through three programs to the people and things service members love most.”
Operation Read and Feed is a two-part program that serves thousands of service members each year through Camp McCrady Training Center. Operation Read and Feed offers deploying service members a barbeque lunch and an opportunity to record themselves reading their child’s favorite story, and then have that recording shipped home for their children to enjoy during deployment.
Each year during the holiday season, special events are planned for Fort Jackson’s holiday holdover troops. Because they are far from home, the USO South Carolina designs events to show the service members their community supports them. Operation Snack Attack provides a taste of home to service members visiting each of the USO South Carolina’s three centers.
“Many of our brave servicemen and women begin their military careers in South Carolina and have a continued presence in our state throughout their military service,” said Kristen Beckham, External Affairs for Dominion Energy. “Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation are pleased to support the USO’s efforts to provide and expand important safety nets and comfort for active military and veterans.”