Posted on Jul 19, 2012 | Comments 0
We all know that Charlie Sheen wasn’t on the right track for a long time now, but it looks like he is doing his best to bounce back. Philanthropy helps some people, and it looks like this is the case of the actor as well. It seems like he is going to donate $1 million to USO, a military aid organization.
Where the money comes from
Sheen announced that he will donate 1% of the profits of his new show entitled ‘Anger Management’ to USO. He also added that the minimum amount of donation will be of $1 million, and there is an unlimited cap, so most probably the amount donated in the end will exceed $1 million.
It is interesting to note that this is the highest donation the organization ever received from an individual. In the same time this is the first occasion for the organization to receive a percentage of the profits from the television show of an actor.
How does it work?
The first installment of $250,000 of the donation will be handed to the organization this week. There will be a private ceremony during which the president of the USO, Sloan D. Gibson will receive this sum of money in the name of the organization.
The money offered by the actor will be used to create an entertainment center for the wounded soldiers in Bethesda. The organization officially thanked Sheen for the donation he made in the name of those who endured so much when fighting for the freedom of other people. The organization ensured the actor that his support is appreciated by the soldiers and their families.
What does the actor think?
Sheen says that it is an honor for him to be able to do something like this for the men and women with a military career who did so much for the country. He appreciates the fact that these people risk their lives on a daily basis. He is happy that his new show can offer some relief to the wounded military and their families.
This is a nonprofit and private organization that has as its goal to provide support to the troops through offering morale, recreation and welfare kinds of services in hundreds of different locations all over the world.
Let’s just hope that Sheen will be able to help people and that this will help him in return.
photo credit: (www.hollywoodreporter.com)
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