Paradies Lagardère, USO of North Carolina join forces to support service members responding to Hurricane Harvey

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Paradies Lagardère and USO of North Carolina send 8,000 hygiene kits to military members supporting disaster relief in Houston 

Charlotte, N.C.  – More than 24,000 service members have been deployed to the Gulf Region to provide relief to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. To support those service members, the USO of North Carolina is teaming up with Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America to send 8,000 hygiene kits to Fort Hood.

Over the past several months, Paradies Lagardère collected over 12,000 travel and comfort kits from the generosity of Charlotte Douglas International Airport travelers for the USO of North Carolina. The USO of North Carolina typically provides service members with travel kits when they deploy overseas and to single service members when they come home, but due to the immediate need of our military members in Texas, Paradies Lagardère and the USO of NC have diverted the delivery to Fort Hood.

Service members currently deployed to Texas are primarily National Guard, but Marines from Camp Lejuene, N.C. and Airmen from Pope Army Airfield at Fort Bragg, among others have also answered the call to deploy. Those service members are helping with relief efforts, from helping victims to safety to medical evacuations, security teams, medical supplies and more. The service members were called to leave their homes at a moment’s notice, for an indefinite period of time and are without the comforts of home.

The USO of North Carolina’s mission is to strengthen our nation’s military. Through this partnership, the USO of NC can continue connecting our service members to family, home and country even when they are answer the call to provide disaster relief.

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ABOUT THE USO OF NORTH CAROLINA: The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S., touching nearly 600,000 lives annually, helping our service members and their families through education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state. Combined Federal Campaign donors have joined thousands of individual donors, our travel partner American Airlines, 4- star Patriot Circle members Bank of America, Cannon Foundation, Community Coffee, Harris Teeter, Lenovo, Marine Federal Credit Union, USAA, Walmart and other corporate partners to support the USO of NC and our service members.

About Paradies Lagardère: Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. The company specializes in three airport concessions areas: Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Food and Beverage, and has expertise in international, national and local brands. Paradies Lagardère’s commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management, has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 22 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News magazine. Paradies Lagardère’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit  

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