FORT HOOD -- Channel 6 partnered with the University of Texas Theta Chi fraternity on Saturday to help out the USO center on Fort Hood as part of Make a Difference Day.
Fifty students traveled from Austin to work on post from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by cleaning out storage pods, beautifying the USO center at Fort Hood, and moving gym equipment.
Channel 6 employees joined the students in the afternoon to finish gardening around the center and load up stored items to be moved.
Channel 6 also donated $5,000 to the USO to aid the services they provide.
USO is a nonprofit organization created to support the military with recreational options when they need to rest up. The USO building provides family game nights with dinner included, a story time breakfast for kids, and computers and TVs for work or play.
"USO strengthens America's service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country." USO Fort Hood Center Director Isabel Hubbard said. "I couldn't even imagine the daily stress they go through, this offers them a moment of time to take a break."
TheUSO needs constant volunteers to provide the services. If you would like to get involved, you can get started by creating a login at the USO service site.