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TURNINGPOINT A PROUD SPONSOR OF 2014 TURKEYS FOR TROOPS PROGRAM

USO of Metropolitan Washington Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Active Military and Their Families

Some of the military personnel who were beneficiaries of the Turkey for Troops program.

Rockville, MD – November 28, 2014 – The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and TurningPoint Global Solutions, along with Dell, DynCorp International, Leidos, and Citrix, teamed up to raise money for holiday food donations as a way to thank local military members and their families this holiday season.

USO-Metro’s Turkeys for Troops program provides junior-enlisted service members and their families living in the Washington-Baltimore region with food baskets filled with traditional food items for a Thanksgiving feast.

“Giving back to our servicemen, servicewomen, and community is a TurningPoint value,” said David Hughes, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at TurningPoint. “And we are pleased to have this opportunity to show our gratitude by helping active military members enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their families.”

In addition to providing corporate financial support, TurningPoint employees served as volunteers to stuff and distribute the holiday food baskets to military families at Fort Meade. Several TurningPoint employees also answered phones at the “Turkey for Troops” telethon, which raised nearly $19,000 for the program. In total, Turkey’s for Troops raised more than $103,000 for the year.

“We’re so grateful to TurningPoint for not only their financial support but the volunteer work of their dedicated employees during our Turkeys for Troops program,” says Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO-Metro. “Both Turkeys for Troops events were really successful, and make for 1200 very happy military families this holiday season!”

ABOUT USO-METRO

About USO of Metropolitan Washington: USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by searching USO-Metro.

ABOUT TURNINGPOINT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint is a CMMI Maturity Level 3 independently appraised software engineering professional services firm that serves a diversified group of commercial and government customers, enabling them to generate value from their IT investments. TurningPoint achieves these results through the successful planning, development, integration, and maintenance of IT solutions and by driving operational efficiencies into infrastructure operations. TurningPoint was named 2012 ‘Technology Firm of the Year’ by Tech Council of Maryland, and ranked 38 on the 2011 ‘Fast 50’ ranking of the 50 fastest growing small businesses in the Government Market by Washington Technology.  For more information, visit www.tpgsi.com.
 

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