Flags will be flying thanks in part to the Prospectus Berco Vocational Work Team who took time out of their busy work schedules to assemble flags for the West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club who is organizing a Field of Honor display for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Field of Honor is an inaugural program to benefit the Berks County community and features 150 United States Flags to be displayed around the pond at the Stone House from July 2 through July 8th. The vocational team volunteered to prepare the flags, so all the club members have to do is set the flags up on Sunday, July 2nd.
Club President, Carolyne Jordan, said that “we wanted to do something to bring the community together while raising money so we can give back to the community.”
The West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary Club has funded numerous projects including Stop the Bleed tourniquet kits for local schools, tree plantings to improve our environment and enhance our air quality, donated candy to the Wilson High School Interact Club Eggstavaganza event which allows youth with special needs to participate in an egg hunt, decorated and painted a room for Mary’s Shelter, built five Little Free Library Boxes and keeps them stocked with books, and many more projects for the community.
Club members embraced the project because each U.S. flag represents an individual and is an opportunity for people to share a story. Flags have been dedicated to honor individuals currently serving in our Active-Duty Military, Fallen Servicemen & Women, First Responders, Heroes in Our Lives, Veterans & Hometown Heroes.
“This moving display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships, and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers,” Carolyne said.
Participant volunteer Jose Vazquez-Vasquez is one of several volunteers who helped to assemble the flags. He said that “being born in America, the flag is important to me.” He and the volunteers were honored to be a part of this awe-inspiring community project.
Prospectus Berco operates a successful production and training facility at its headquarters in Reading. Through the facility production program, individuals obtain work experience and soft-skill training to prepare them for employment. Prospectus Berco contracts with local businesses to provide packaging, assembly, labeling, collating and mechanized services for customized solutions to help businesses meet their objectives. The organization is currently accepting business contracts; call Ginnie Haggerty at 610-372-4637, ext. 401.
Prospectus Associates is a 501(c)3 corporation that enriches the lives of people with disabilities and their families by providing innovative community participation, community living, employment opportunities, and family support services. They fulfill their mission by engaging and supporting a talented and compassionate workforce; being inclusive; and living the guiding principles of accountability, communication, and trust every day.