WUSA9 Raises Record Total During Turkeys for Troops Telethon

Longtime supporter, WUSA9, raised a record of nearly $130,000 during its annual Turkeys for Troops Telethon on behalf of USO of Metropolitan Washington - Baltimore.

This record accomplishment was thanks to the help of special guests and USO-Metro volunteers, who joined WUSA9 at their studios as well as corporate partners of the USO-Metro.

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Paul McQuillan, USO-Metro’s Chairman of the Board, was joined by a team of volunteers who staffed the phone bank Sunday.

“Our volunteers mean the world to us,” said McQuillan. “(They) staff all of our centers.”

The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is the largest chapter chartered by the USO, and operates nine locations and a “deployable” Mobile USO, which provides signature USO services to nearly 300,000 military members and their families living in the region and 150,000 traveling through our local airports.

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In addition to hosting the Turkeys for Troops Telethon, which featured stories about our military community throughout Veterans Day, WUSA9 and the TEGNA foundation presented a check of $10,000 to the USO-Metro.

“On behalf of the TEGNA foundation and WUSA9, we’re going to hit the financial trampoline with our donation of $10,000,” said Richard Dyer, the president and general manager of WUSA9. “We’ve been a long-time supporter — Congratulations for everything you’ve been doing.”

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Read more about the Turkeys for Troops Telethon on the WUSA9 website.

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