Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
Project director Joseph Mc-Laughlin recently presented a check on behalf of the Actus Community Fund (the charitable branch of project parent company Lend Lease, PP) and Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes in the amount of $2,000 to Karen Clark, Fort Drum USO director.
The donation was given in support of the USO United Through Reading program.
One of the most difficult things a child can experience is having a parent deployed to a war zone for an indeterminate period of time. The United Through Reading program helps ease the stress of separation for military Families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud and recorded on DVD for their child to watch at home.
“We could not be more thankful for the generous donation,” Clark said. “The program helps countless Families across Fort Drum. I can personally attest to how important it is to keep that parental bond alive even during a deployment, as my own son has taken advantage of the program.
“It truly is a wonderful tool for the children of deployed Soldiers,” she added.
This program is available to all deploying military units and at select USO locations. It provides parents a chance to make powerful and lasting connections with their children from afar.