SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

May 06, 2010 10:26 ET

Save the Children Honors U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer With Annual Congressional Champion Award

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  The global humanitarian organization Save the Children honored U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) with its "Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award" for 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC on May 5, 2010. The award, presented by Save the Children's Board of Trustees member, and former Senate Majority leader, Bill Frist, MD, is bestowed on members of the U.S. Congress who show outstanding leadership, extraordinary commitment and vigorous support for helping children in need around the world. Rep. Luetkemeyer was recognized for being a champion for children in rural America, and for backing the "Investment in Rural After-School Programs Act of 2009." The Act seeks to support after-school programs in rural areas of the United States by establishing a pilot program to assist communities in establishing, enhancing, or expanding rural after-school programs. Save the Children awards were also presented to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Richard R. Durbin (D-IL). 

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