A fundraising effort for the United Service Organizations, or USO, is being supported by a large number of celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Jack Black.
The non-profit group that helps military service members has started its 12th annual t-shirt fundraising campaign. From May 21 to July 4, all earnings from the sale of T-shirts go to the cause.
The USO’s Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Brian Cowart, said in a statement to PEOPLE that “much as our Armed Forces stand together to safeguard our liberties, we must join forces to commemorate the selflessness and bravery of our service members.”
“Wearing the 2022 USO T-Shirt is a way to let the military community know we have their back and that we are there for service members and their families during every stage of their journey,” says the USO.
Craig Morgan, a musician and former Army soldier, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, actor Leslie Jordan, and soccer player Jane Campbell are some of the other celebrities taking part in the campaign.
A Facebook post by Morgan praised the yearly USO T-shirt as a “meaningful homage to the brave men and women who put their life on the line for our country.”
In order to provide entertainment for the troops during World War II, six nonprofit groups pooled their funds and formed the USO.
The organization grew and developed over time into a steadfast source of support for deployed servicemen, and Bob Hope performances became a mainstay.
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Over 40 million Americans have reportedly received services from the USO in some capacity, ranging from care packages to entertainment.
According to a USO press release, nearly five million military personnel were served by USO programs in 2021 across 23 nations and more than 275 sites.
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