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Charlie Sheen pledges to donate at least $1 million to United Service Organizations

Charlie Sheen

July 17, 2012 - Los Angeles

Anger Management star Charlie Sheen has pledged to donate at least $1 million to United Service Organizations. This makes it the largest single donation ever given by an individual to the organization. Sheen announced that he'll donate 1 percent of profits from his new sitcom "Anger Management". The minimum amount of his contribution is $1 million and there is no cap to the final amount. The donation will go to the USO's Operation Enduring facility project in Bethesda, Md.

In a statement, Charlie Sheen said that he is honored to be able to donate to the project. "It's an 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. 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.", Sheen said in the statement. USO will receive the first installment ($250,000) of Sheen's donation later this week.

In a statement by USO, General John I. Pray, Jr., Executive Vice President and Joint Chief of Staff, US Air Force thanked Sheen for his support. The USO is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to support the US troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. Its headquarters is located at Arlington, Virginia.

"Anger Management" is the first sitcom featuring Charlie Sheen after his firing from Two and Half Men. He plays the role of Charlie Goodson, an anger management therapist in the new sitcom.

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