Friends, I volunteer as a member of the leadership committee of United Through Reading, www.unitedthroughreading.org @UTR4military - a wonderful non-profit that supports deployed servicemembers and their families. United Through Reading helps the families of deployed units by providing the equipment and materials to film parents in the unit reading stories to their children back home. United Through Reading unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.
There are two exciting new developments. First, United Through Reading has just won the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Inaugural Community Service Hero Award: http://www.unitedthroughreading.org/united-through-reading-named-recipient-of-congressional-medal-of-honor-societys-inaugural-community-service-hero-award/ and second, United Through Reading has won the Library of Congress's 2015 American Prize Literacy Award http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-195.html. These are two amazing awards that reflect the importance of United For Reading and the recognition they deserve to help improve literacy and the bonds between our deployed servicemembers and their children.
And, finally - I'd like you to consider having you or your company become involved in this wonderful organization. There is a Tribute to Military Families dinner on Wednesday night, May 25th in DC at the Mellon Auditorium on Constitution Avenue. It is a gala event with all the right, great people in the room. There are some corporate branding opportunities, tickets and tables available, and please give me a shout if you want more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.