Where in the World is USO New England? Supporting Service Members During COVID-19

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Team member Bailey is ready to help distribute some goody bags

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Movie & Snack Bundles courtesy of our friends at Disney

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Goody Bag drive thru ready to distribute bags to service members and their families at Hanscom Air Force Base

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Rhode Island National Guard members unload snacks and drinks

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The Easter Bunny helps USO New England out with some doorstep deliveries of Easter baskets for military children

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USO Staff deliver pizza to Coast Guard Base Boston

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US Army Soldiers from Texas unload deliveries in Tewksbury

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative! With our centers closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, USO New England has been looking for ways to safely support our service members and their families.

Thanks to our friends at Disney, we were able to provide Disney Movie & Snack Bundles to service members at Coast Guard Base Boston and Hanscom Air Force Base to bring home to enjoy with their families. At Hanscom, our “drive thru” was able to provide take-home Disney magic to over 150 families!

Our dedicated staff (including very important team member, Bailey the dog!) has been busy delivering USO Goody Bags to bases around our region, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. They were also able to visit our friends at Coast Guard Base Boston with a delivery of pizza and safely distanced hellos.

We’ve also made deliveries of car loads of snacks and drinks to several divisions of the Army National Guard, including a delivery to 800 members working to keep us all safe and healthy in Rhode Island, to the 272 Chemical Company currently reporting to a hard-hit veteran’s hospital in Massachusetts, and to US Army Soldiers from Texas supporting a hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

And for the Easter season, the Easter Bunny teamed up with USO New England to make doorstep deliveries of Easter baskets for military kids throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine.

As the country comes together to support each other during these challenging times, we will keep looking for safe ways to reach out and support you, our wonderful community of service members and families!

Since March 2020, USO New England has made deliveries to service members of over:

  • 20,000 snacks
  • 7,000 drinks and
  • 3,500 toiletry items

Interested in supporting our efforts? Consider making a gift today, and sharing our posts with your friends and followers to encourage them to do the same! Your support lets us keep doing what we do best: serving those who serve. Thank you for being a Force Behind the Forces.

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