About ArcelorMittal; With 100 million tons of annual production capacity and 260,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company.They are the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading research and development and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in northern Ohio and more than 20 countries spanning four continents, the company covers all of the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.
Mr. Hero is a Four Star sponsor of the USO of Northern Ohio and helps fund the overall list of recreational programs and activities. They provided much needed exposure while collecting small donations from their customers during a fundraising campaign in late 2011 and early 2012.
About Mr. Hero Restaurants: Mr. Hero opened his first submarine shop in 1965 on Cleveland’s Westside. Since that time, Mr. Hero has expanded the market to Toledo, Columbus, Akron, and all throughout Northeast Ohio. Mr. Hero continues its success to this day with Michael Nasr serving as Chief Executive Officer and President, overseeing day-to-day operations. They pride themselves in their community connections and contributions to local charities like the USO of Northern Ohio. This has given them the opportunity to give back to the community that has contributed to their success.
Mr. Hero is committed to using proprietary recipes to differentiate their food from all other quick serve restaurants. They take great pride in knowing that their products are like no other. The future of Mr. Hero is dedicated to providing outstanding quality products, and fast, efficient, friendly customer service in an environment where cleanliness and organization are of the highest caliber.
The GroupeSTAHL family of companies, which includes Stahls’ ID Direct, Stahls’ Hotronix, Stahls’ Transfer Express and 15 other heat printing related businesses around the world, continues to grow because of our vision to be a true partner in your success as a personalization specialist. The GroupeSTAHL partnership philosophy starts by showing you the fastest, easiest ways to customize garments and more, in any quantity. GroupeSTAHL heat printing products and services are used by thousands of customers every day around the world and the demand for these products shows no sign of slowing down.
When NeoFill first started in 1999 out of the home of Jim and Michele Varga they had no idea that they would be pioneers of the discount deal program. Growing from a team of two handling all aspects of the business, NeoFill increased to a nine department operation and moved four times to accommodate their growing infrastructure. Expanding from five media partners to 1,500 media chains and brands in all 50 states, they now offer a multi-faceted online marketing solution that will change the way you think about internet marketing. NeoFill specializes in e-commerce platforms that include weekly and daily deal white-label solutions, ticket and merchandizing solutions, an auction solution, and a risk free marketing solution. And unlike so many in their industry, they go the extra mile giving their customers an extensive range of fulfillment services that include secured printing, inventory management and warehousing, efficient mailing, and a customer service program that is second to none. Just ask them.
The Cleveland Indians helps the USO “Tickets for Troops” Program by donating thousand of seats a year to Indians Baseball Games. During the 2012 season, the Cleveland Indians helped provide much-needed funds and the opportunity to raise awareness for the USO of Northern Ohio’s specific cause through the “Fill the House for Charity” program. The Indians donated $5 from each ticket sold by the USO back to the charity. Also, $1 from every overall ticket sold for the Tuesday June 19th game verses the Cincinnati Reds game was donated. “Fill the House for Charity” night at Progressive Field resulted in a check for $20,943 benefiting the USO of Northern Ohio.
Cleveland Cavaliers basketball organization helps the USO “Tickets for Troops” program by donating thousands of tickets for distribution to military personnel and their families so they can enjoy exciting NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena in Downtown Cleveland. The Cavs also help, through their sponsors, by having troops be their guests for fun, on court activities before, during, and after the game.
Cleveland Browns Support the USO “Tickets for Troops” program. Browns Players also visit the troops at the unit installations and invite them to training camp. Military personnel are invited to participate in pregame, on field activities and off season parties. Browns All-Pro lineman Joe Thomas created and funds the Thomas’ Troops program and supplies game tickets and other amenities to the USO so they can invite local Armed Forces members returning from deployment in Afghanistan, or those about to deploy.
Global Softball League supported the Annual Commander’s Cup softball tournament and provided the USO the ability to give local military units the chance to play on tournament ready softball fields with umpires, balls, and a picnic for not only them, but their families. Eight teams squared off from all different branches. Click here for more information on the Commander’s Cup Tournament.
Mr.Chicken Catering and Stancato’s Catering helped feed the visiting Marines during Marine Week 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio the visiting Devil Dogs were introduced to some fine Northern Ohio food which made them wish they were station on the north coast of America full time. Click here for more information on Marine Week 2012.
Red Bull Energy Drink provided 100 cases of product to help during Marine Week 2012. BJ’s Wholesalers, and Distillata water provided over 200 cases of water to hydrate the Marines during Marine Week 2012.
Orlando Baking Company helped the USONO throughout the year by supplying their wonderful, northern Ohio made product for events like marine Week 2012, the Navy’s 1812 Commemoration Event, the Commander’s Cup Softball tournament, the USO Brad Davis Memorial Festival, and other festivals and events.
Sugardale Food Service donated hot dogs for Marine Week 2012 and definitely lifted the spirits of the troops with the perfect snack on those long summer days.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame provided passes to the sailors in town for the U.S. Navy’s 1812 Commemoration event in August of 2012. Click here for more information on the Navy’s 1812 Commemoration Event in Cleveland in 2012.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Over 500 volunteers; volunteer tens of thousands of man-hours in just the upper one-third of the State of Ohio alone. Under the charter of the USO of Northern Ohio volunteers can be seen at community events in Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Youngstown, Toledo and other communities in our 29 county region.
The most important work that our volunteers do is provide direct comfort to the Armed Forces members from our area, in other words, our Neighbors. Volunteers provide refreshments at unit deployments and/or homecomings, serve beverages and snacks at USO run canteens and lounges. These are the personal touches that boost morale and fortify the feeling that our defenders of freedom are supported on the home front by the public.
A lot of the tasks the volunteers are responsible for depends on the function or program they are staffing. Below is a brief description of those tasks;
Outreach and Family Care is a diverse, all encompassing program that opens up a wide variety of possible services and tasks. Outreach targets local families who have a mother or father who is forwardly deployed so serving them might mean delivering relief baskets to their homes during the holidays, or maybe it’s serving or bussing tables during a unit party. Volunteers could man the grill at a unit picnic in the summer. There’s no website big enough to fit all of the possible services in our Outreach and Family Care Program, therefore there is no way of listing all the things that volunteers can do for local service families in need.
In the Canteen at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) the Volunteers supply refreshments and snacks to applicants and their families. Volunteers also distribute USO literature introducing the recruits to the many programs available to them while they are serving.
In The USO Bob Hope Lounge the volunteers greet and comfort traveling military personnel and their families while providing an assortment of services. Sometimes, to a weary trooper, they just fill the role of the alarm clock so they can meet their boarding time.
At Special Events volunteers provide staffing in booths to accept donations from the community. USO literature is passed out, telling the public of our services and showing how the donations are spent. That lets everyone know that the USO is still efficiently accomplishing our mission of
“Serving Our Neighbors Who Are Serving Our Country”.