USO Northwest's Helping Hands Program provides grant awards to assist military units to afford recreational, entertainment and morale building activities for their units and family members stationed in the Pacific Northwest. USO recognizes the selflessness and dedication that our troops and their families display daily in service to our country. As a result, USO Northwest established the Helping Hands Program, a unique program developed to support our local military commands with cash awards to help fund their unit's recreational and special event activities when traditional funding sources are not available, or insufficient to cover the entire cost of the activity or event. USO truly believes that Every Moment Counts for our troops and their loved ones and remains steadfast to our mission to create new moments for our military families to cherish for years to come.
USO Northwest would like to thank AT&T for their generous contribution of $30,000 to support our Helping Hands Program.
In 2013, USONW's Helping Hands Program served over 89,000 local military and their families through welcome home celebrations, pre-deployment parties, family day picnics, tickets to a ballgame and many more family-focused events. The Pacific Northwest is home to each branch of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard -- and where the miltary serves -- so does the USO!
Our Helping Hands Program is also partially funded by the generous donations received through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
The USO Northwest CFC number is 15348.
To review the program guidelines or submit a Helping Hands Program request for consideration by our Programs Committee, click on the following: