NASHVILLE, Tenn.––With a gift from World Wide Technology, the Strength for Service Corporation needed a place to store 30,000 copies of books for military troops and first responders.
“We want all our funds to be used to provide free books––not for storage,” said Larry Coppock, executive director of the corporation founded by UM Men. “We were getting storage quotations that hovered around the $300 a month when the Dennis Paper Company stepped up to provide free storage in its 71,000 square-foot warehouse in Nashville.
“The reason I wanted to provide the space,” says Ronald Dennis, president, “is because my father is a World War II veteran, and these books were first published for World War II troops.”
Ronald’s father, Dennis, 89, volunteered for the Navy at age 17.