VIENNA, Va., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union has announced the launch of its new corporate partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro). The new partnership kicked off August 29 at USO-Metro's lounge at BWI Airport, as Navy Federal executives and volunteers were on hand with USO-Metro executives to meet with deploying troops.
"Like the USO, Navy Federal has a long tradition of serving our men and women in uniform, and their families," said Nancy DeDona, vice president, Membership for Navy Federal Credit Union. "As part of our shared commitment to service, we're proud to help support USO-Metro in the important work they do. Our partnership is just one way that Navy Federal goes the extra mile to express our gratitude to those deploying far from friends and family," DeDona added.
The partnership will help support vital programs including the USO-Metro's four airport lounges and Operation USO Care Package. "USO-Metro proudly operates four airport lounges in the Baltimore-Washington region and we are thankful to Navy Federal Credit Union for its support of these world-class centers," said Elaine Rogers, president of the USO of Metropolitan Washington. During the past year USO-Metro airport lounges served 122,550 service members and their families, a significant increase over the previous year. Additionally, every year the USO distributes between 250,000 and 300,000 care packages, containing items such as international calling cards, disposable cameras and toiletries, to deployed service members.
"The USO's role is to do the little things to boost morale and let them know they are supported and appreciated. The continued generosity of the community makes it possible for USO-Metro to serve the troops and their families, and we are truly grateful for this new partnership between the USO of Metropolitan Washington and Navy Federal Credit Union," said Rogers.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to "Serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers; four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.
About Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union is the world's largest credit union with $46 billion in assets, 3.7 million members, 217 branch offices, and more than 8,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit www.navyfederal.org.
NAVY FEDERAL CONTACT:
Phone: (703) 206-3137
USO OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON CONTACT:
USO Metropolitan Washington
SOURCE Navy Federal Credit Union