State grant assists military personnel passing through Philadelphia

    For the tens of thousands of military personnel who pass through Philadelphia, a state grant will provide some of the comforts of home.

    Pa. Sens. Mike Stack and Larry Farnese announced today a $100,000 grant to Liberty USO, the United Service Organizations of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The funds will assist the military personnel and their families who spend time at the Liberty USO Center at the Philadelphia International Airport.


    There, they can receive free meals, showers, laundry and bunks, and take advantage of a library, game room and theater. The center serves about 65,000 personnel and their family members.

    Stack and Farnese presented a check at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia on behalf of the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

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