Bob Hope USO Orange County SOV 21

Published: April 2, 2021

Honoree’s Name: Janice Spriggs

Award Category: Protect

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Janice has been tireless in her service to the men and women of our armed forces and their family members since we opened our Bob Hope USO doors in Orange County in November of 2014. The love, warmth and appreciation she conveys to our troops and their families, from sharing a cup of coffee and a chat with a soldier at our Center in John Wayne Airport, to planning and executing a full-out action- packed Military Family Celebration Event, impacts the morale for our troops. Janice fosters relationships and pulls together other Orange County organizations as community partners to better serve our USO mission, to keep our service members connected to their families, homes and country, throughout their time of service to our nation.
Janice did not slow down in 2020! Her support included making sure our soldiers had tiny US flags in their pocket when deploying, running a Halloween Family Activity Bag Event and a Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway for our Guard, Reserves and Sailors.
Team Name: Bob Hope USO Orange County Volunteers

Award Category: Protect

Why This Team is Extraordinary:

The support and appreciation Our Bob Hope USO Orange County volunteers conveyed to our troops and their families in 2020 was tremendous. With our USO Center in John Wayne Airport closed most of the year, volunteers rallied, finding new ways to execute our mission of keeping our service members connected to their families, homes and country throughout their time serving our nation.

In 2020 our military still didn’t stop and neither did Bob Hope USO OC! Our stellar volunteers logged 4,006 hours serving 10,405 active duty, Guardsmen and Reserves while training, quarantining and carrying out their duties.  Volunteers gathered essentials for our quarantining troops and to our National Guardsmen deployed to fires, civil unrest and Covid-19 duties. They shined at drive-through military family events and while delivering snacks and meals to our service members. And during the limited time our Center at John Wayne Airport was open, guests were welcomed into our home-away-from-home. Kudos to Bob Hope USO volunteers!

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