Franchot to Honor VITA Volunteers and USO Center in Bethesda for Work with Military

Comptroller to Present Proclamations to Each for Helping Service Personnel


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will honor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers and the USO-Warrior and Family Center-Bethesda with proclamations Mondaymorning recognizing each for the help extended to active duty servicemen and servicewomen.

During the tax filing season, VITA volunteers Steve Swartz and Dave Heiser answer tax questions from servicemen and servicewomen as they prepare their tax returns at the Bethesda USO site. Swartz is a retired Internal Revenue Service employee and Heiser has worked with Walter Reed service personnel to prepare their taxes for several years.

Two years ago, the USO-Warrior and Family Center-Bethesda opened a state-of-the-art facility providing signature USO services and events for military families, junior enlisted and single service members as well as robust programming for wounded, ill and injured service personnel and their families. The 16,900-square-foot facility features indoor recreational space and outdoor seating and gardens.

Note to News Media: Those interested in covering the visit are asked to contact Ron Inman, public affairs officer, by Friday, March 18, via email or by calling him at 301-295-1803.

WHEN            Monday, March 21, 2016

WHERE:        11:15 a.m.                                          

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

At USO-Warrior & Family Center-Bethesda

4565 Taylor Road, Building 83

Bethesda, MD 20889

CONTACT:   Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office) 410-212-9414 (cell)