Northampton Dinner Dance Raises 12K for USO
A USO representative said it was the single biggest contribution the organization has received from a community group in the last 16 months.
A dinner dance in November raised nearly $12,000 for the United Service Organizations. USO provides programs and services for the troops and their families.
During a Northampton Township Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, the USO Dinner Dance Committee presented a check for $11,893 to an organization representative.
Joe Brooks, who accepted the check on behalf of the USO, said he was overcome with gratitude for the fundraising efforts and donations from the committee, sponsors, donors and residents that supported this first-time event.
“We rely on charity and contributions like this are invaluable,” said Brooks. “This is the single biggest contribution we’ve gotten from a community group in the last 16 months.”
The event featured dinner and dancing. In addition, local veterans from every branch of the service were honored as well as current military, some of who received donated tickets to attend the event.
“This event, along with the Flag Ceremony and Socks for Soldiers programs, perpetuate Northampton Township’s community commitment supporting the military and efforts of organizations such as the Liberty USO,” said Betty Satterly, Northampton Township Parks and Recreation Special Events Coordinator.