Merrill Gardens hosted our annual USO Fundraiser during Support Our Troops week and we broke our own record for most funds raised! Each of our 56 communities held a fun event and invited friends, family and local businesses to join them for a great meal. Everything was donated by Merrill Gardens and those who attended were asked to make a $10 donation. We are so proud to announce that we raised $66,000!
This is such an impressive accomplishment and we are so proud of our residents and team members for their great work. In the past two years, Merrill Gardens has donated over $100,000 to the USO and with this years efforts our three year donation is now at $166,000.
A big thank you to everyone who helped us to honor our veterans and support the great efforts of the USO. Here are a few of the ways our communities participated :
USO Casino Night Fundraiser Event – Merrill Gardens at Lancaster (CA)
Our community at Lancaster celebrated with a fun night of bingo, roulette, and black jack.
At our community at Roswell, we hosted an afternoon of dancing and great food to benefit the USO. We had a great time and even had a commemorative cake.
The fundraiser featured the stories and pictures of our Veterans as told by local Christopher High School students. The display also had a film that showed additional photos of our Veterans and their times in service as well as the wonderful students that interviewed them. Read More About This Event Here.
Dancing For The USO – Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek (WA)
The room was decorated in red, white and blue and we had great time dancing and enjoying the company of our veterans.
We are so proud of all of our communities that participated. Congratulations everyone who participated and generously donated to the USO. We can’t wait until next year!
For more USO photos, check out our Facebook page here.