Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Prince George's County police and fire departments delivered the baskets to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt Thursday.
Christmas came early for some Prince George's County senior citizens Thursday, when county police officers and firefighters delivered baskets of food to their doors. Prince George's County public safety professionals delivered the food to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt after collecting donations since Nov. 19. The deliveries are a part of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, which hopes to provide Christmas dinners to families in need this holiday season, a police press release stated. Seniors living in Frienship Arms (580542nd Avenue in Hyattsville) and Green Ridge House (22 Ridge Road in Greenbelt) received the donations today. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted that the officers also delivered baskets to…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Patricia Padgett of Bowie received the Spirit of Hospice Award.
The Hospice of the Chesapeake 170 volunteers and staff this week—known as National Volunteer Week—during its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, according to a press release from the organization. Among those recognized at the luncheon was Patricia Padgett of Bowie. Padgett was awarded a Spirit of Hospice Award for her work as a "non-patient care volunteers," according to the press release. "The assistance they provide in our various departments is vital to carrying out the mission at Hospice of the Chesapeake," the press release stated.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Volunteers made 90 blankets and attached personal notes to each one at All Saints Lutheran Church.
People came together at two different churches in Bowie last weekend to participate in the Blankets of Hope project to create no-sew blankets for soldiers. At All Saints Lutheran Church, Deborah Rice said volunteers completed 90 blankets. "There were a lot of angels on hand to make the blankets and write the personal notes attached to each one," Rice wrote in an email. "We had seniors, children, Girl Scouts, community service groups, National Honor Society members, and church groups. It was amazing!" Rice added that the church plans to make it an annual event. Girl Scouts Troop 1849, made up of girls who attend Crofton Meadows Elementary School, and other volunteers also participated at Ascension Catholic Church. Volunteers made 280 …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Need People U Trust, Inc., a community organization that helps feed and clothe the homeless, discusses long-term goals and the need for funding.
Prince George’s County has only one men’s homeless shelter, and Andre Gore, the executive director and founder of Need People U Trust, Inc. (N PUT), has made it a goal to open a second in 2012. N PUT is an incorporated non-profit organization started in 2001 in the District that expanded to Prince George’s County in 2010. It originally began as a youth mentoring program, but the group, which consists of Gore and 20 volunteers, expanded its services to help all ages, Gore said. The organization serves food and distributes clothes, resource information and additional materials, such as condoms, to the needy throughout the county. However, Gore says what N PUT does goes beyond providing material goods. “It’s not just feeding them and putting …