Lisa Greco

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Starbucks Milwaukee has donated thousands of dollars worth of furniture, coffee and other supplies to USO Wisconsin.
Starbucks Milwaukee has donated thousands of dollars worth of furniture, coffee and other supplies to USO Wisconsin.
Starbucks Milwaukee has donated thousands of dollars worth of furniture, coffee and other supplies to USO Wisconsin.

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Lisa Greco
District Manager, Starbucks Milwaukee

Lisa Greco, district manager for Starbucks Milwaukee, has made it her mission to help USO Wisconsin as the organization continues to grow.

Over the past 12 months, Greco and Starbucks Milwaukee have donated more than $13,000 in furniture, coffee and paper supplies, and have collaborated with the organization on several events, including Operation Christmas and volunteer projects at the newest USO Wisconsin Center at Fort McCoy.

The USO of Wisconsin Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving more than 25,000 military families throughout Wisconsin. Volunteers at the centers provide relief and support for active duty military, trainees and their families.

The furniture currently outfits the new center established at Fort McCoy and the coffee was used at volunteer events, including Welcome Home events for members of the military returning home for the holidays.

Josh Sova, executive director of USO Wisconsin, says Greco has a rare talent to get difficult projects accomplished and she makes herself available when needed.

Starbucks has already committed to donating cabinets and refrigerators in 2016, and will continue to help with furniture and equipment from store remodels and relocations in the area so USO can continue to provide even more services for the community.

Starbucks employees also regularly volunteer at the VA Hospital and work with Wisconsin Veterans Services to find ways to hire more veterans and their families.

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