NEW YORK - Charlie Sheen has pledged to donate at least $1 million to the USO, in what is believed to be the largest single donation ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.
Sheen says he'll donate 1 percent of profits from his new sitcom "Anger Management" to the group, known for sending entertainers to lighten the hearts of troops. He'll give a minimum of $1 million with no cap on the final amount.
The actor's donation to the USO's Operation Enduring Care campaign will be used to build an entertainment facility for injured troops in Bethesda, Md.
"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," Sheen said in a statement. "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."
He will give the USO a first installment of $250,000 later this week.
"Anger Management" debuted in June on FX. On the show, Sheen plays Charlie Goodson, a former baseball player-turned-anger-management therapist.