USA Network will honor Tashmica Torok of Lansing, with the Characters Unite Award for work she has done in the community through her Firecracker Foundation.

USA Network will present Tashmica with a $5,000 grant and she will be featured on-air in a Public Service Announcement and online at

USA Network, along with its distribution partners, has selected ten honorees for the 2014 Characters Unite Awards. Inspired by USA’s iconic “Characters Welcome” brand, Characters Unite is a multi-platform public service campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides.

The award winners were selected from hundreds of nominees for their extraordinary efforts to combat hate and discrimination and promote greater tolerance, respect and acceptance in their communities.

Tashmica Torok founded The Firecracker Foundation to empower, encourage and support survivors of sexual abuse. The foundation honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by providing support and resources and building a community invested in their healing.

The foundation also works cohesively with therapists in the community to provide consistent, quality therapy to children and their families who have experienced abuse.

The event will be held at November 12th at Eagle Eye Golf Club.