Odessa, Texas-based Southwest Convenience Stores LLC, the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the U.S. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALON USA, is again embarking on a fundraising initiative to benefit the USO for the fourth consecutive year.
Southwest Convenience Stores, which operates more than 300 stores in Texas and New Mexico, is set to offer its customers a chance to make a $1 donation to the USO and sign specially designed flags that are hung in each store. Last year’s campaign raised more than $70,000 for the USO’s morale boosting programs.
The USO currently operates more than 150 centers worldwide, 11 of which are located in Texas. Its mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. As a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, it relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities.