Left to right: Bill Baker, Seatac Center Manager; Jim Boatman; Don Leingang, USO Northwest Executive Director; Dina Hrisko; Ian Gunsul

Burien Eagles raise money for USO

The Burien Eagles F.O.E #3523 presented USO Northwest with a check for $1,387.71 on March 3, 2014, to go toward the purchase of appliances for the new USO Seatac facility now under construction at the airport. The money was raised at the club through weekly raffles, a holiday bazaar and a dinner/dance.

Meaghan Cox, Communications and IT Lead for USO Northwest, supplied the following information:

"The USO Northwest is raising funds to build a new, 7,000-square-foot center at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new center will be a great change from the current 3,500-square-foot center which has proven to be too small for the thousands of military personnel who visit each month. The new center will feature more showers, a larger family room and sitting area, and a United Through Reading room. Teak decking from the World War II battleship the USS Colorado will be used as flooring in the new center. Construction will be starting in the spring of 2014."

To donate or find out more information, visit usonw.org/campaign.

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