Southwest Convenience Stores Supports USO

Participating Texas, N.M. 7-Eleven stores taking donations

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Southwest Convenience Stores LLC and the United Service Organizations (USO) have announced a new fundraising partnership. Throughout November, participating 7-Eleven stores in Texas and New Mexico will offer customers an opportunity to demonstrate their support for America's troops by making a $1 donation to the USO and signing a specially designed flag to be hung in the store.

We are excited about this promotion with Southwest Convenience Stores, said Edward A. Powell, USO president and CEO. With their support, the USO can continue [image-nocss] to make a difference in the lives of service members and their families.

John West, director of sales and marketing for Southwest Convenience Stores, said, We thank the USO for the work they perform every day for our military members and their families. We hope our efforts will help the troops and their families through the many outstanding programs the USO provides.

For more than 66 years, the USO has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. It is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO currently operates more than 130 centers worldwide, eight of which are located in Texas. Each center provides morale-boosting programs and services to troops and their families. To donate to the USO, visit

Odessa, Texas-based Southwest Convenience Stores is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States, with more than 200 stores located in West Texas and New Mexico. SCS is a wholly owned subsidiary ofALON USA.