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Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation Receives $10,000 Check

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RICHLAND, Wash. - A big boost Thursday for the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation's Books for Babies program.

Thursday morning Mission Support Alliance Executives presented a $10,000 check to the foundation. The group will use the money to pay for the books and helpful resources they give out at local hospitals to every expecting mother in the Tri-Cities.

"It is the catalyst that starts the community thinking about literacy, thinking about it at a young age, making it a priority into our community, so it is the catalyst that starts it all," said Amy Ward with the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation.

The group also gives out bilingual books. Last year, they gave away 2,500 books to families with newborns. This is the fourth year of the program.

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