United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO World Headquarters)

Rating: 2.6 stars   35 reviews

Issues:

Location: 2111 Wilson Blvd Suite 1200 Arlington VA 22201 USA

Mission:

The USO is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, and is not a part of the federal government. Since 1941, the USO mission has remained the same: to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to service members and their families.


Programs: Historically, few events have left a more lasting emotional impression on service members and their families than USO celebrity entertainment tours.  Since the USO's inception in 1941, thousands of celebrities have boosted the morale of troops in times of peace and war.
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've never had any contact with the USO and don't know how they got my name & address. They sent a very heavy envelope full of those terrible, preprinted, stick-on address labels - along with a donation request. What a complete waste of charitable donations - spending the money on all that postage and those awful preprinted labels that no one wants! In this age of email, texting, and twitter, the USO appears to be operating in the dark ages. I'm a Vietnam veteran, and I fully support the troops, but I would NEVER give money to a charity that is so out-of-touch and so wasteful with the money they receive from donors. Also, I agree with the other reviewers who thought Sloan Gibson's salary is outrageously excessive.

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Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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