Eighth-grader donates time to homeless

October 30, 1995|By Kevin Harrison | Kevin Harrison,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Thirteen-year-old Amber Coffman and a few friends took part in "National Make A Difference Day" recently by donating time to help homeless people locally and in Baltimore.

The eighth-grader served a hot breakfast to about 20 homeless people at the Salvation Army office in Glen Burnie, gave them clean clothes and checked off some jobs from the want ads that they might look into.

Amber, a student at Old Mill South, founded a group several years ago, Happy Helpers for the Homeless, to make and package about 400 sandwiches every Saturday.

Amber's mother, Bobbi Coffman, said that despite being in a car accident, Amber is "still going strong and wanted to do something special for 'National Make A Difference Day,' " sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation.

Amber has received widespread recognition for her community service and will be featured in an issue of National Geographic World, a magazine for children and young adults.

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