Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo joined her colleagues – Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida and Co-Chairman of the USO Caucus, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Congressman Mike McIntyre of North Carolina – and Congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in assembling 2,000 care packages for female servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
[CAPTION: Congresswoman Bordallo helps stuff care packages that will be sent to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.]
The event was coordinated by the USO Congressional Caucus to show strong bipartisan support for the work and sacrifice of our women in uniform. The care packages contained an assortment of items, including prepaid international calling cards, toiletries, and entertainment items.
The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization which relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. Since the inception of Operation USO Care Package, the USO has distributed over 2 million care packages to our troops, and is it the only program of its kind endorsed by the Department of Defense and the White House.
“It is important for all Americans to show support for our men and women in uniform,” Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo said today. “I commend the USO Caucus for bringing Members of Congress and Congressional staffers together to prepare care packages for our women servicemembers. Women in uniform are important to the mission and are often overlooked. We appreciate their sacrifices, and we are always thinking of them.”