LOS ANGELES, 2014-11-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, is honored to announce its induction into the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s Circle of Stars at the One-Star level. The Circle of Stars is composed of corporate donors who provide generous funding to support military service members and their families through USO-Metro.
USO-Metro’s 2014 Circle of Stars is an award bestowed to corporate donors who provide funding to support USO-Metro’s mission to lift the spirits of military families. USO-Metro offers programs for children whose parents are deployed, services for military spouses and emergency housing programs.
“The critical support provided by Oakwood Worldwide has a huge and direct impact on the lives of military members and their families during a time of great need,” said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of USO-Metro. “Our troops and their families dedicate themselves to protecting our freedoms and thanks to companies like Oakwood Worldwide, USO-Metro is able to help them when they need it the most.”
USO-Metro Circle of Stars members were honored on October 24 at the USO-Metro’s Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops in Arlington, Virginia. Oakwood Worldwide was honored with this award for providing emergency housing for military members and their families who are experiencing extreme financial hardship or a sudden crisis.
“Giving back to the community that has sacrificed so much to keep our nation safe is a priority for Oakwood Worldwide,” said Fred Graham, regional manager of Oakwood Worldwide and member of the USO-Metro board of directors, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are honored to receive a 2014 Circle of Stars award and happy to have the opportunity to support our Armed Forces.”
The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty service members and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers; four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.
About Oakwood Worldwide
Oakwood Worldwide® is the premier provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions through its well-known brands, Oakwood®, ExecuStay® and Insurance Housing Solutions™. With a presence in all 50 United States and more than 85 countries, the company provides move-in-ready furnished accommodations to meet the needs of global organizations and business travelers alike. Oakwood Worldwide is based in Los Angeles with a Worldwide Sales and Service Center in Phoenix and regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Toronto. For more information, please visit OakwoodWorldwide.com.
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