Raleigh/Durham Launches June 1
USO of North Carolina hosts open house to kick off the NCServes program in the Raleigh/Durham region
What: The USO of North Carolina will host a Kick-off Open House June 1 at the USO of North Carolina Headquarters.
WHY: The USO of North Carolina has been awarded a grant from the Walmart Foundation and IVMF to develop a collective impact strategy to coordinate military and veteran service providers across North Carolina, branded as NCServes.
WHEN: June 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 2610 John Brantley Blvd. South Cargo 3, Suite 103, Morrisville, NC 27560
NC Serves is a state-wide initiative, part of the AmericaServes effort housed in Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), aims to better address the needs of service members, veterans, and their families through streamlined access to high quality providers on a coordinated basis.
Following a very competitive RFP process, the IVMF awarded the United Service Organizations of North Carolina (USO-NC) a $450,000, multi-year grant to serve as the NCServes – Raleigh/Durham’s underpinning coordinating entity. As the Raleigh/Durham Coordination Center, the USO-NC will work in partnership with the state, area military bases, NC National Guard, Veterans Affairs (VA), and over 50 public and nonprofit service providers throughout the region to continuously improve the quality, efficiency and accountability of veteran programs and services.
NCServes Raleigh/Durham is the second location in a strategic roll-out across the state that started with NCServes Metrolina (Charlotte area). This second lauch will be followed with strategy development initiatives for two additional regions in North Carolina.
NCServes has been endorsed by Governor McCrory and contains dozens of impactful public, private and nonprofit partners in and around the Raleigh Durham area.
“The USO of North Carolina has been a proud supporter of the AmericaServes movement into North Carolina and it is an honor to be selected by our community to serve as the Coordination Center for the Raleigh-Durham market,” said John Falkenbury, President, USO of North Carolina. “For 75 years, the USO of NC has accomplished its mission of keeping America’s service members connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation by delivering innovative programs, morale-boosting services and leveraging key partnerships in the community. Serving as the Coordination Center for our community will allow us to further that mission by providing a seamless service provider network across Raleigh-Durham that is integrated with our partners in Charlotte and eventually statewide.”
About the USO of North Carolina
The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S., touching more than 575,000 lives annually, helping our service members and their families through education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state. Combined Federal Campaign donors have joined thousands of individual donors, our travel partner American Airlines, Bank of America, Cannon Foundation, Circle K, Community Coffee, Harris Teeter, Kangaroo Express, Lenovo, Marine Federal Credit Union, Walmart and other corporate partners to support the USO of NC and our service members. For more information visit www.uso-nc.org and to donate, visit https://uso-nc.org/donate-now/
Directions to the Kick-Off Open House
The USO of NC Corporate Office is located at the RDU Airport at 2610 John Brantley Blvd. (formerly Terminal Blvd.), South Cargo 3, Suite 103, Morrisville, NC 27560.
Once you arrive at the airport, go around the main loop following signs to go past Terminals 1 and 2. Once you pass Terminal 2 (on your right) and the parking garages (on your left), get in the far right lane.
There is a right-hand turn into a parking lot that is slightly hidden by foliage to South Cargo 3 just after the overpass after Terminal 2. There is a large sign on the right for South Cargo 3 for the USO of NC Corporate Office.
You may park anywhere in the lot that is a marked parking spot. We are in the left side of the building, first floor, and you may enter the double doors without entering a code on the door’s keypad. Our office is on the left in the main hallway. We will have signs and banners to help you find your way.