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Cause: America's military
Charity: United Service Organizations (USO)
Location: North Carolina

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Ferrellgas’ Camouflage Bobtail Truck to Raises Money for USO

Generally, the purpose of camouflage is to help the wearer to better blend in with his surroundings. Employees at Ferrellgas have taken that definition and turned it upside down with the rollout of a United Service Organizations (USO) bobtail truck in North Carolina.

The USO bobtail has been painted in camouflage colors in recognition of the men and women serving in the military. It is part of an innovative campaign launched in July 2009 by the Ferrellgas offices in Fayetteville, Aberdeen, and Lumberton to raise funds for programs for military personnel stationed at Fort Bragg. Ferrellgas donates a portion of the proceeds from propane sales made from bobtail to the USO

“We make no secret about our support for our men and women in uniform and we’re proud to have so many of them now wearing the Ferrellgas uniform,” said Steve Wambold, Ferrellgas CEO. “We can never repay them for their service to us all, but we’re going to keep finding new ways to try.”

The USO bobtail is the newest of several specialty bobtails launched by Ferrellgas throughout the country to help support various causes, including breast cancer research and the MS Society. The idea for the USO bobtail came from Aberdeen Ferrellgas Employee Mike Ratkowski, a U.S. Army veteran and Fort Bragg alumnus.

“As an army veteran, I have witnessed firsthand the many contributions that are made by the USO to support our military,” said Ratkowski. “Ferrellgas always has been committed to supporting our troops, which is why I knew they would like the idea of contributing to an organization that does so much for them.”

The USO of North Carolina is a private, non-profit charitable corporation that is dedicated to enriching the lives of America's military in the Carolinas, as well as funding vital programs and services for soldiers and their families.