USACE honored at Friends Breakfast

Jennifer Rand and Tonya French from the Association of Corps Employees (ACE) accepted the honor from Friends of Children of Walla Walla, Apr. 26, 2016. Photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen

Jennifer Rand and Tonya French from the Association of Corps Employees (ACE) accepted the honor from Friends of Children of Walla Walla, Apr. 26, 2016. Photo by Jennifer McFadden Allen

Friends of Children, of Walla Walla, held a breakfast Apr. 26, 2016 to honor local business groups and individuals who have donated resources, time or both to the organization.  The breakfast was held at the Marcus Whitman hotel, honored the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla as “one of their most generous holiday gift givers,” said Friends Executive Director Jim Byrnes.

Jennifer Rand and Tonya French from the Association of Corps Employees (ACE) accepted the honor. They said, “This holiday season was great, we would like to thank all the generous employees of the Walla Walla USACE.  The giving tree donation drive was organized by ACE, which is a non-profit organization run by and for Corps Employees.  Through our employee’s kindness, generosity, and gift giving, ACE put smiles on 47 children’s faces this year from Friends of Children.  Walla Walla ACE facilitates severable events throughout the year to build morale of our employees and their families as well as giving support to local charities during the holiday season,” said Rand.


Friends is a local non-profit mentoring organization that helps children in the Walla Walla Valley engage in safe, youth-focused friendships with adults.  Formed in 1999 to help prevent children from facing life’s challenges alone, Friendsremains committed to creating positive change in the lives of families– one child at a time.

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