In Houston, the USO provides a touch of home to nearly 60,000 troops and military families annually who visit our USO Centers. 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 and Southeast Texas. We also serve those locally-based families geographically separated from loved ones who are 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; our troops in transition; and our families of the fallen. Locally, we provide programming around four key pillars: family strengthening; health, wellness, and resiliency; community activities and entertainment; and education, employment, and reintegration. More than 300 volunteers and an Advisory Council help three Houston-based staff members deliver goodness to our troops and their families year-round.
The USO, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization highly rated for fiscal transparency and accountability by Charity Navigator, the Better Business Bureau, and GuideStar. The USO’s most recent financial statements are available publicly at USO.org and our tax ID number is 13-1610451.