Texas Chain's Fundraiser Benefits the USO

Southwest Convenience Stores relaunches partnership

ODESSA, Texas -- For the fourth consecutive year, Odessa, Texas-based Southwest Convenience Stores LLC, the largest 7-Eleven convenience-store licensee in the United States, and the USO will launch a fundraising partnership.

Throughout November and December, participating 7-Eleven stores in New Mexico and Texas will offer customers the opportunity to demonstrate their support for America's troops by making a one-dollar donation to the USO and signing a specially designed flag to be hung in each store. Last year's campaign raised more than $70,000 for USO's morale-boosting [image-nocss] programs and services worldwide.

The USO currently operates more than 150 centers worldwide, 11 of which are located in Texas. Each center provides morale-boosting programs and services to troops and their families. As a nonprofit organization, the USO relies on the generosity of the American public to support its vital work. To donate to the USO, visit www.uso.org/donate.

Alon Brands owns and operates Southwest Convenience Stores as the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in the United States, which means in return for its fee, SCS maintains exclusive 7-Eleven branding and proprietary products and services in its authorized markets.