Family helps Save The Bay

Volunteer spotlight

November 12, 1995|By Kevin Harrison

The volunteers: Diana Smith, her husband, Donald Kintzing, and son Luke Kappers help run the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Save The Bay Shop.

They arrived in Annapolis two years ago from suburban Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie, bringing with them an interest in preserving the environment and the body of water they live near.

A year later, Ms. Smith and Mr. Kintzing shared the store's volunteer of the year award. Luke, a senior at St. Mary's High School, works at the shop and volunteers for Pets on Wheels, visiting Ginger Cove nursing home patients.

Mr. Kintzing, a retired president and chief executive officer of Leader National Insurance in Ohio, has become a paid staff member at the shop.

Licinda Mytych, merchandise program coordinator, writes that, "Volunteers at the Save the Bay Shop serve as an important part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's effort to educate the public about the state of the bay.

"In addition, it is the volunteer staff who enable the shop to gain funds that support the foundation's environmental education and resource management programs."

Ms. Smith: "We moved to Annapolis two years ago, buying a home on the bay and got interested in how the area was being built up and the quality of the water. We're very concerned. We want to do anything we can to keep the bay clean and bring back the fishing."

[In the shop] "we have new sterling silver jewelry, beautiful sterling silver Christmas ornaments, needlework kits, Save The Bay afghans, mobiles of birds of the bay, original bay lighthouse paintings.

"They've all been done exclusively for the Save The Bay Foundation. Paintings are all hand-crafted originals."

Luke: "We live on the water here and lived on the water in Ohio. It's nice. You hear about the problems, and I just want to do what I can to help."

Information: The Save The Bay Shop, at 188 Main St., Annapolis, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

For information about the shop's merchandise or the volunteer opportunities, call 268-8832.

"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time or fax information to 315-8916 or mail it to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, 21122.

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