Harley-Davidson Raises $160,000 for USOThu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Harley-Davidson helped raise $160,000 for care packages to overseas troops through the United Service Organizations.
The Motor Company challenged its dealers and over 200 chapters of the Harley Owners Group to raise over $500 each from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. The largest donation came from the Wild Prairie H.O.G. chapter in Eden Prairie, Minn., which collected $10,853.
The money will be used to send care packages of snacks, toiletries and phone cards to troops stationed around the world. Each package also contains a pair of tickets to the Harley-Davidson Museum.
“These care packages are very important to our troops,” says Kelli Seely, USO senior vice president and chief development officer. “They provide them with a touch of home and a way to connect with their loved ones. We’re thankful that Harley-Davidson was able to step up and support an effort that means so much to the USO and our troops.”
By Dennis Chung
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