Harley-Davidson collects more than $160,000 for USO

MILWAUKEE -- Harley-Davidson helped raise more than $160,000 on behalf of the United Service Organizations (USO). The money was collected through November and December and will be used to send care packages to troops overseas in the coming year.

Donations were collected by Harley-Davidson dealerships and Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) chapters around the country in honor of Military Appreciation Month and the holiday giving season between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

Harley-Davidson issued a challenge to local H.O.G. chapters to each collect $500 or more, and more than 200 chapters, along with dealerships from coast to coast, rose to the challenge to help raise the money to support the USO and U.S. troops stationed overseas.

In addition to the snacks, toiletries and phone cards included in every standard care package, every package sent from the USO this year will also include two complimentary tickets to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee – approximately 250,000 tickets in total.

For more about Harley-Davidson’s commitment to the U.S. military, visit www.harley-davidson.com/military.