Nevada organization honors Reid’s work to protect kids
June 13, 2008
Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid received Save the Children’s 2008 Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award from the organization’s President and CEO Charlie McCormack. The award acknowledges Reid’s “tireless leadership in making real and lasting change in the lives of children,” mainly in rural Nevada.
“We recognize Reid’s important role in helping focus the nation’s attention on the unique needs of children in emergencies,” MacCormack said. “We commend Reid for his commitment to ensuring that the United States is fully prepared to care for our most vulnerable people in times of disaster.”
“I’m honored that Save the Children presented me with this award,” Reid said. “I am proud of these efforts on behalf of Nevada’s children, including working with Senators Kennedy and Dodd to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters. I will continue to work hard for the safety and health of children in Nevada and across the country.”
Reid was hailed for his support in expanding Save the Children’s afterschool programs in Washoe and Elko counties.
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