Metropolitan Airport News and our advertising partners came together on August 19th in the jetBlue terminal at JFK outside the USO Center. Metropolitan Airport News donated $6,500 to the USO of Metropolitan New York. In three short years, we have donated over $21,000 to the USO through our Charitable Giving program.
Jessica McAndrews Vice President, Programs, Services & Operations USO of Metropolitan New York thanked all those in attendance and expressed deep gratitude towards Metropolitan Airport News for coordinating the Giving Campaign once again. Ms. McAndrews indicated that the money will go towards supporting the mission of the USO to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. There is no better place to support that mission than at our local airports.
Clara Merino, the JFK USO Center Manager welcomed all and spoke about the need for volunteers on all shifts to keep the center up and running in service to the military members and their families while traveling through JFK.
The event was well attended. After the presentation, the group was offered refreshment sponsored by HMS Host.
The Metropolitan Airport News July 2019 Charitable Giving Campaign was a huge success. We worked with local companies and individuals to make this happen, and would like to acknowledge all that participated in our July issue:
- Air Services Development Office
- Airway Services
- Alliance Ground International
- American Airlines Credit Union
- Aqueous Solutions
- The Ark at JFK
- At Your Gate
- Aviation Development Council
- Avison Young
- Bisogno and Meyerson Esqs.
- Corporate Loss Prevention Associates
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
- DH2 Chauffeured Transportation
- Duty Free Americas
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Fastener Dimensions, Inc.
- Global Elite Group
- Herc Rentals
- HMS Host
- Huntington Coach
- Jetway Security
- JFK Airport Rotary Club
- Miles Petroleum
- Port Authority of NY & NJ
- Royal Waste Services
- Terminal One Group
- Unity Electric
- VRH Construction
In addition to our July advertisers, we are excited to mention that our Gold sponsor this year was Choice Aviation Services! Choice Aviation Services is a new company operating at EWR and IAD offering cargo handling services to over 13 carriers. We welcome Choice Aviation Services and thank them for their generous support of the USO of Metropolitan New York.