Recovering Service Member Gives Back to USO-Metro
USO WARRIOR AND FAMILY CENTER AT FORT BELVOIR— SFC Bill Lintner returned to the United States to receive treatment at the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit after being injured in Iraq in 2013. He admits that while recovering, he struggled with transitioning back into civilian and found himself becoming isolated. In an effort to draw him out of his shell, Bill was urged to consider volunteering at the USO Warrior and Family Center located adjacent to the Warrior Transition Unit.
Over a two-year period, Bill logged countless hours, sometimes 10 to 12 hours a day, serving his fellow comrades. He not only served as a valued volunteer, but also as an advocate for those struggling with the invisible wounds of war. He shared the importance of participating in the community through social events at the USO Warrior and Family Center. Bill retired from the Army in Oct. 2016 and returned to his home in New Jersey.
The USO Warrior and Family Center was built with wounded, ill and injured service members in mind. The 25,000 square foot state of facility is staffed by more than 200 dedicated volunteers, many of whom are active duty service members.
We are so incredibly thankful for each and every volunteer that walks through our doors. From serving YUM lunches to keeping the front desk running, to packing snack bags, making our lounges feel like home for traveling troops, and so much more, it would truly be impossible to serve the volume of service members that we do without the support of our incredible community of USO-Metro volunteers.
To learn about how you can volunteer for USO-Metro in the new year, visit: usometro.org/volunteer
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