Suffolk, Massport Partner to Assemble Care Packages for Military Service Members

(l-r): Sam Sleiman of Suffolk, Sen. Edwards, Gen. Rice, and John Fish

Boston – Suffolk and The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently partnered with the United Service Organizations (USO) to produce 1,000 USO care packages for active-duty military members.

Suffolk, Massport and the USO gathered with more than 50 volunteers at Boston Logan International Airport to put together the care packages filled with necessities for the deployed service members who can’t be home this holiday season.

(l-r): John Fish, State Sen. Lydia Edwards, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and Ed Freni

A speaking program was held outside the USO Center at the airport, featuring words from Ed Freni, interim CEO of Massport; John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk; and Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., board chair for New England USO and retired 3-star general.  The speaking program was followed by care pack assembly and USO Center tours.

The USO is a nonprofit dedicated to the well-being of all people serving in the U.S. military and their families.