Project Reach Out receives pledges of 896,843 hours

September 10, 1991|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff

CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:

Maryland Public Television Project Reach Out, which aired last Thursday on MPT channels as well as many TV and radio stations requesting volunteer time for education, had an overwhelming response of 896,843 volunteer hours pledged to regional schools, libraries and educational programs for 1991-92 school year. Last year's pledge was 235,000 hours. The project began in 1988.

Our Daily Bread invites those interested in volunteering to a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 17th at 200 W. Franklin St., to learn about the many services and ways in which you can help. For details call 539-2744.

Saint Ambrose Outreach Center, 3445 Park Heights Ave., wants volunteer tutors for its free adult reading and pre-GED day and evening classes held Monday through Thursday. To help, call Roderick Jenifer or Grace Dorman at 225-0870.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions which include staffing the information desk, leading activities, helping in the park's library or museum collection and on general maintenance. A three-day training session will be held at the Fort on Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5. For time and details call 962-4290.

Ombudsman Program of the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education wants volunteers to help protect the rights of Baltimore City nursing home residents who are too frail and sick to advocate for themselves. Volunteers will be trained to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints. Call 396-3144.

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