USBA Kicks Off Campaign To Support VFW’s Operation Uplink
January 11, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News(Kansas City, MO) USBA (Uniformed Services Benefit Association) has become a corporate sponsor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Ladies Auxiliary Post program, Operation Uplink.
Joining other corporate sponsors as FedEx Express, Pfizer, Wal-Mart and the NFL, USBA pledged its support of Operation Uplink along with a check to kick off what they hope would be one of many donations from members to its cause. The Operation Uplink program provides pre-paid cards to hospitalized veterans and military personnel. To date, the program has distributed over 4 million prepaid phone cards – representing more than 60 million minutes of phone time.
"We’re proud to do what we can to help the VFW provide calling cards to the men and women in uniform, " says USBA’s President/CEO, Rear Admiral Larry G. Vogt, U.S. Navy, (Ret.). "Not just because these same people make up our own membership, but because we genuinely care about these brave soldiers and veterans."
USBA is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of low-cost group life insurance plans and other financial services to the Active Duty and Retired Military market as well as Honorably Discharged Veterans, National Guard, Reserves and Federal civilian employees. With over 200,000 insured lives, USBA is one of the largest military associations offering life insurance plans.
More information about Operation Uplink can be found on their website: www.operationuplink.org which can also be accessed through USBA’s website: www.usba.com.