Dunkin' Franchise Owners Provide Tasty Treats for Troops on National Donut Day

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Junior enlisted airmen at Langley AFB enjoy donuts and coffee while taking a short break.

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For nearly 10 years, Dunkin' has provided coffee, donuts and other disposable supplies to USO HRCV's 13 locations in the area.

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An Airman helps himself to a classic glazed donut at the USO center at Langley AFB.

Dunkin’ Franchise Owners Provide Tasty Treats for Troops on National Donut Day

Join us at select USOHRCV centers on Friday, June 6, 2019, for National Donut Day! Thanks to our sponsor Dunkin’, we’ll have delicious donuts and hot coffee available for your enjoyment, while supplies last!

“Who doesn’t enjoy biting into a jelly donut while sipping your morning coffee?” said Paula Moran, President & CEO of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. “We’re so grateful to be able to offer these refreshments to service members who visit our centers.”

For over 10 years, local franchise owners have supported the mission of USOHRCV through ongoing donations of coffee and donuts. For one owner group, supporting service members was all in the family.

John DaMotta (who after immigrating to the United States from Portugal shortened his name to Motta) began his donut empire with 9 stores in New Hampshire. In an effort to expand his network, and also to introduce his children to business entrepreneurship, he purchased 6 Dunkin’ locations in Virginia Beach in 2006 and committed to an aggressive expansion plan for the region. Today, the Motta children are the primary operators of the Motta Network in Hampton Roads, operating 19 stores, with more under construction for the future.

Upon first arriving in Hampton Roads, Motta and his family took note of one remarkable feature of our region: our military was everywhere! It didn’t take long until the Motta family joined with another area franchise owner, Greg Nigro of Restaurant Services of the Outer Banks, LLC to come together in support of those who serve. What began with occasional contributions of donuts and ground coffee quickly expanded into a 10+ year long relationship. Today, the Motta family and Nigro provide nearly all of the ground coffee, coffee cups, and napkins needed to provide over 320,000 service instances annually.

“We can’t accurately capture how much we appreciate their donations over the years,” said Karen Licari, Chief Operating Officer of USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. “Not only is it a huge cash saver for us, but everyone who visits loves being able to enjoy their product.”

As a result of their long-standing commitment to military service members and their families in our region, both John Motta Jr. and Greg Nigro were appointed to the USOHRCV board of Directors. They both continue their philanthropic work with our military community through donations both in-kind and through sponsorship of USOHRCV’s programs and signature fundraising events.

List of Participating USOHRCV locations (please visit our homepage hrcv.uso.org for address information, hours of operation and admission policies):

  • Richmond International Airport
  • Fort Lee
  • Newport News International Airport
  • Langley AFB
  • JEB Little Creek
  • Naval Station Norfolk at AMC Terminal
  • Naval Station Norfolk at Bldg J-50
  • Norfolk International Airport

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