Actor Charlie Sheen announced this week that he will donate 1% of the profits from Anger Management to the USO, guaranteeing a minimum of $1 million and an unlimited cap on the final donation amount to the military aid organization.
The USO donation made by Charlie Sheen marks the largest single contribution ever from an individual to the USO, as well as the first time that the USO is receiving a contribution from an actor’s television show proceeds.
Sheen will give the first installment of $250,000 in a private ceremony later this week with Sloan D. Gibson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the USO. The funds from Sheen’s donation will be used towards an entertainment facility for seriously injured military troops in Bethesda, MD.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military,” said Sheen, “who have done so much for all of us. They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.”
General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff with the U.S. Air Force, also shared his thoughts on what Charlie Sgheen’s donation means to the USO.
“The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen,” said Pray, “for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily. His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families.”