USO Houston lifts the spirits of the nearly 50,000 troops and military families annually who visit the USO Centers at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Hobby Airport, and Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. Additionally, the USO offers morale-boosting and family-strengthening programs to the 8,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen and their families who are based in Greater Houston, as well as to those Houston-based families geographically separated from a parent deployed or stationed overseas. The USO is here for those who need us the most: our troops and military families, our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers, and our families of the fallen. More than 275 volunteers and an Advisory Council help three full-time staff members deliver goodness to our troops and their families year-round.
The USO, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization highly rated for fiscal transparency and accountability by Charity Navigator, the Better Business Bureau, and GuideStar. USO Houston is part of the USO, Inc., and we have a 2014 operating budget of $452,000. The USO’s most recent financial statements are available publicly at www.uso.org and our tax ID number is 13-1610451.