United Through Reading

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United Through Reading (UTR) connects military families who are separated — for deployment or military assignment — by providing the bonding experience of shared storytime.

Service members select a book from a selection of books of varying topics and age ranges and a volunteer assists with the private recording. Once the recording is completed, it is burned onto a DVD. USO-NW then mails both the DVD and book to the service member’s family — all free of charge.

This program is offered at all USO-NW Centers. Contact any of the Center Managers: Andrew, Matt, or Christine.

Over the years, more than 250,000 service members have participated in the United Through Reading program at more than 70 USO host-sites including airport locations, military installations, and centers overseas.

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