November 18th, 2016
Chicago, IL (November 11, 2016) Skyway Concession Company, LLC (“Skyway”) continues its tradition of honoring U.S. military and veterans through its support of organizations that assist military men and women, veterans, and their families. This year, to commemorate Veterans’ Day, Skyway made a $10,000 donation to the USO of Illinois.
The mission of the USO is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, during their service to the nation. Year-round, the USO of Illinois provides over 300 programs and services to enhance the quality of life for service members and their families – raising morale through unique recreational, educational, and cultural phentermine opportunities. USO Center facilities are located at Midway Airport, Great Lakes Naval Station, O’Hare Terminal 2, O’Hare Terminal 3 and the Rock Island Arsenal. This year marks the 75th anniversary of USO of Illinois operations – touching the lives of over 330,000 active and reserve duty United States military and National Guard members, and their families, throughout Illinois.
The USO of Illinois will be distributing the Skyway’s $10,000 donation directly to military families, nominated by their chain-of-command, in the form of holiday gift cards. Skyway employees will be sending the gift cards themselves, along with personalized notes wishing these families a happy holiday season and thanking them for their service and sacrifice.
This donation by Skyway is the third in a series of grants to military support organizations. Last year, $10,000 was donated to the Wounded Warriors Project and in a previous year, $10,000 was donated to the Illinois National Guard.
“Skyway proudly supports the military and our veterans,” said Skyway CEO Fernando Redondo. “This donation is a small way for us to let our military families here in Illinois know how much they are appreciated and to say, ‘Thank you!’”