By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
It's the largest single contribution ever from an individual to the USO.
Charlie Sheen announced today that he'll donate 1% of the profits from his new FX show Anger Management
to the USO. He guaranteed a minimum of $1 million will go to the
organization. And, there's an unlimited cap on the final donation, he
says in a release from his rep.
"His support is greatly
appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families,"
says Gen. John I. Pray, Jr., executive vice president of the USO.
will hand over the first installment of $250,000 in a private ceremony
later this week with Sloan D. Gibson, USO president and CEO. The funds
from Sheen's donation will be used towards an entertainment facility
for seriously injured military troops in Bethesda, Md.
honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the
military who have done so much for all of us," said Charlie Sheen.
"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."