December 01, 2011 1:54 PM
On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Checkers held Military Appreciation Day, presented by Goodrich Corporation, and asked fans to bring travel-sized personal items to donate to the USO of North Carolina. More than 500 items were donated, including deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and more. The items were then put into rack packs and given to service men and women returning from active duty.
In addition, Innovasource, a maker of environmentally-responsible personal and home care products, made a donation which included 1,200 Proxi-brand hand sanitizers and 500 tubes of Proxi toothpaste.
For more information on the Proxi brand of products, please visit www.proxiproducts.com
North Carolina is home to nearly 25 percent of our nation’s military and for the past 70 years, the USO of North Carolina has led the way in enriching the lives of America’s military by providing morale, welfare and recreational services to our military personnel and their families. The USO of North Carolina is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of Carolinians to support its programs and services and has supported nearly a quarter million patrons at travel centers, deployments, homecomings, and numerous other programs and services this past year alone.
This Community update is brought to you by Goodrich Corporation, who is a proud sponsor of all Checkers community initiatives. Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With 2007 revenues of $6.4 billion, Goodrich is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and employs more than 24,000 people worldwide in approximately 90 facilities across 16 countries.