Mission Overview <ul><li>Our Mission Statement: The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. </li></ul><ul><li>We will work by these core values: </li></ul><ul><li>Mission First </li></ul><ul><li>Do the Right Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
Specific Program <ul><li>One of the main programs that we use to support our service members over seas and in varies places all over the world is USO2GO. This program is dedicated to sending items in care packages; calling cards, beanbag chairs, toiletries, and entertainment items to our soldiers out in the field. By doing this service members over seas can have some of the comforts of home and in there down time to relax and feel at ease. </li></ul>
Community needs <ul><li>Supplying soldiers with necessities. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving soldiers the everyday supply’s to comfort and relieve stress in restricted and hard to reach areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving families stateside reassurance and financial aid </li></ul><ul><li>Raise money for vets and active service members. </li></ul>
Inputs <ul><li>We here at the USO need funding to support the varies programs that we have. </li></ul><ul><li>We need help to fund our operations and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Help taking care of all the volunteers that aid in our programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for all of our fundraisers and tour shows. </li></ul>
Processes <ul><li>We here at the USO are using the funding that we receive to provide families with the care and financial services while their loved ones are on duty or have fallen in the line of duty. </li></ul><ul><li>With funding that we receive it will help aggrandize our operations to reach more service and family members </li></ul><ul><li>Helping veterans and soldiers with medical aid </li></ul>
Outputs <ul><li>This organization has been fortunate to take the funding that we receive and have been able to take our support of service families and bring it from 1% to a now 78%, to reunite with their fallen loved one. </li></ul><ul><li>We aid “more then 30,000 service men and women” who have come home from active duty and have been seriously wounded. </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up hundreds of tour shows and concerts for the troops around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>All numbers and facts received from USO.org </li></ul>
Outcomes <ul><li>Helping soldiers who have come home injured with prosthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the qualitative aspects of day-to-day life </li></ul><ul><li>Giving families closure to their fallen </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the morale of troops serving in active duty </li></ul><ul><li>Helping children with the loss of a family member, deployment or serious injuries. </li></ul>
The Connection <ul><li>The Shuttleworth foundation is committed to change, large scale or small, globally or locally but change nonetheless. They are look for ideas that will challenge the status quo in areas like technology, telecommunications and resource support. The USO’s aim is to do just that by always looking to for new ways to aid in the support of our service men/women and their families. With programs like USO2GO, that sends resources to troops overseas and their communication program that allows troops to stay in contact with their families with video calls. The USO also has programs in fields like medical, education and financial aid so that loved ones on the homestead can receive help no matter what confounding situation may arise. With the Shuttleworth foundations help the USO can and will help change the world even if it is only a few people at a time. </li></ul>Shuttleworth-USO
Critical Thinking <ul><li>By using critical thinking we can seek out methods and assess new ideas to help change the disposition of families and active soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>By using logic to determine ideas, we will help to change the situation for the best. This has been shown with something as small as a calling card or as large as musical instruments and entertainment systems. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to make connections and think ahead so we can allot the right programs for the right reasons to have maximum efficiency. For example we set up fundraising tours to raise money for families with fallen loved ones. </li></ul>
Critical Action <ul><li>By taking informed action, we can reach soldiers that we could not have reached before. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By taking action and putting on shows or sending care packages to soldiers, it’s amazing to see their stress and anxiety just dissipate as if they never left home. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By taking their thoughts, ideas and by using critical action they can make their goals real. </li></ul>
Personal connection <ul><li>My personal connection with this program is that I have a lot of friends that are serving or have fallen in the line of combat. I personal have given time to help in the aid of soldiers by helping building care packages and donating money. I know with even my small contribution I’m helping the men and women of our armed services feel at ease in the fact there are people are standing behind then in all that they do . </li></ul>
How You Can Help <ul><li>With our troops all over the world, we can all help out by building care packages so they can be sent to are troops. We can donate money to organizations that support troops and also donate our time at fundraisers and activity's dedicated for service members. There are programs that you can donate unwanted vehicles and cell phones, or buy merchandise through places like MissionFish on eBay. </li></ul>United Service Organizations P.O. Box 96322 Washington, DC 20090-6322
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