Advancing National Service

A Collaboration to Provide Good Reads to Troops

November 19, 2013
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A Collaboration to Provide Good Reads to Troops
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Small Press Teams up with AnySoldier.com

Press 53, an award-winning small publisher of literary fiction and poetry based in North Carolina, is teaming up with AnySoldier.com to provide good reads to troops. Whenever a book lover buys a book through Press 53’s website between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, Press 53 will send the customer their order and also send a book to an active-duty soldier or a wounded veteran. Sergeant Brian Horn began AnySoldier.com in 2003 when he was stationed in Iraq as a way to distribute care packages to soldiers who don’t get much mail. Press 53 has been sending books to soldiers in the Middle East since 2007, and two years ago began also sending books to the Veterans Writing Project in Washington D.C., which gives the books to soldiers recovering at the Walter Reed Hospital and other rehabilitation centers. Their program is a good way for anyone who loves reading to share that enthusiasm with a soldier.

Sources: Press 53 / AnySoldier.Com

 

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