Press Releases - 2015 Archives
New Program Collects Change to Benefit USO Arizona
Phoenix, AZ – On Wednesday, January 28, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton launched a program that makes it easy for passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to provide support to USO Arizona. Change receptacles located in front of each security checkpoint in the terminals are now available for travelers to contribute loose monies to help make a difference to service members.
“I was honored to drop in the first donation and officially kick off this program,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Phoenix Sky Harbor is one of the busiest airports in the United States. It is important to provide a home away from home for our traveling military members at America’s Friendliest Airport®.”
Every year, about 23,000 troops and their families visit the USO in Phoenix Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal, Terminal 4. The USO features a quiet place for members of the military and their families to go before their flights as well as a café, children’s play area, computer kiosks, a movie room, and gaming area.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this program,” said USO Arizona Center Director Tara Mogan. “Monies collected here at the Airport will fund USO operations here, and this program enables the traveling community to show appreciation for our members of the U.S. Armed Forces.”
The USO in Terminal 4 is located before security on the East End of Level 2. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information on USO Arizona, visit uso.org/Arizona.