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Burger King to help American Bank Center give back to the USO of South Texas

11/18/2014 3:27 PM -

Burger King to help American Bank Center give back to the USO of South Texas
Burger King will be helping with collections and Half of sales on Thursday, November 20 will go the USO of South Texas

(Corpus Christi, TX November 18, 2014) The USO in Corpus Christi is the 2nd oldest USO in the United States, being chartered on April 4, 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The USO of South Texas serves both NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville. The USO’s mission is to lift the spirits of our Military and their Families at home in South Texas & Beyond…

The American Bank Center will be collecting household items to fill the USO South Texas Lending Locker for the entire month of November and encourages the people of the Coastal Bend to donate.  “Items needed are new or gently used linens, kitchen items, air mattresses and comfort items. When a family arrives here but their household items are delayed in the transition we want to make their move is an enjoyable and stress free experience as they settle into a new home. Items will be checked out at the USO with an anticipated return date of one month, which can be extended if needed.  USO is here to assist our military families make the transition a much easier and stress free experience. We appreciate American Bank Center for reaching out to us at this time of need,” stated Nancy Allen, USO South Texas President and CEO. www.usosouthtexas.org  361-961-9657.


After seeing the recent story, the local Burger King franchise of South Texas reached out to American Bank Center in an effort to help with Support Operation: Lending Locker. For the entire day of Thursday, November 20, two collection boxes will be set up at the Burger King on Saratoga Blvd. and also on Horne road. Corpus Christi residents are encouraged to take household items for donations to the two locations on that day and from 4pm-8pm that Thursday; Burger King will also be donating half of the sales to the USO of South Texas. Gary Hodge, owner and operator with the South Texas Burger King franchise said, “I am a veteran of the armed forces and the USO has always been there for those who serve. When we heard this story, we wanted to help in any way that we could. We encourage Corpus Christi to come to Burger King this Thursday, to help such a special organization. We thank you for your donations and your business.”



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Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

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