Charlie Sheen Donates One Million Dollars To The USO
By Mack Rawden 2012-07-16 15:21:54
Charlie Sheen is hoping his new show Anger Management will have a long shelf life. Now, our men and women in uniform are hoping for the same. The actor just announced he will donate one percent of all profits from the venture to the United Service Organization. As part of the pledge, he’s guaranteed the organization at least one million dollars, though hopefully, the final donation tally will be a whole lot higher.
According to TMZ, even if the gift never gets higher than one million dollars, it will still be the largest a private citizen has ever given. Here’s what Charlie had to say…
"It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us."
The USO was first established in 1941 and has since performed thousands of goodwill shows for the troops. Bob Hope famously spent forty-eight Christmases entertaining our soldiers, and his proud tradition has been continued by hundreds of famous volunteers who journey across the world to try and give the service men and women a few hours of smiles.
If you’re interested in donating to the USO, you can do so here. Soldiers always need food, weapons and protection, but now and again, they also need an afternoon to forget the stresses and just have fun. Here’s to hoping Sheen’s money will help put on more than a few gigs.