Residents asked to help restock pantry


August 20, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY NET has provided emergency relief to people in need throughout the Mount Airy community.

It needs help from residents to restock its Food Pantry at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St.

The Food Pantry provides food to families.

The following items are needed to ensure that needy families will have nutritious meals: canned vegetables and fruits, canned fish and meat, packaged dinners (macaroni and cheese, etc.), soups, pasta, dry goods (flour, sugar, crackers, pancake mix, etc.), drink mixes and juices, coffee, tea, personal care items (shampoo, soap, etc.), paper goods, desserts and snacks, and condiments (ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, etc.).

Do not donate large-sized cans or glass containers because they are difficult to stock.

Mount Airy Net wants to thank the community for its support.

Information: 301-829-0325.

Benefit gospel concert

A benefit gospel concert, sponsored by West Falls Christian Community Church, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The concert will be performed at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., and will benefit Lita Marie Crawford, a 9-year-old Mount Airy resident diagnosed with cancer.

Lita is receiving treatment at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, and the hospital bills for her care are quickly climbing.

Information or to help with the concert: Pastor Ross M. Jackson, 301-829-8007.

Help the homeless

St. James Episcopal Church, 204 N. Main St., Mount Airy, is selling "House Pins by Lucinda" to raise money for the ministries of homeless children and families sponsored by Episcopal Social Ministries in Baltimore.

The pins are hand-designed and distributed nationally to benefit organizations serving the homeless. They are on display in the Educational Wing at St. James Church and sell for $13.

The pins are available in an assortment of colors and styles. Information: 301-829-0325 or e-mail to

Senior housing seminar

Jean Swartz from Carroll County Citizen Services Bureau of Housing and Community Development will be at Mount Airy Senior Center at 10: 30 a.m. Monday to discuss senior housing.

Swartz will present free homeowner counseling about home improvement needs, reverse mortgages, being behind in mortgage payments and where to go for help.

The senior center is at 703 Ridge Ave. Information: 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017.

Donna Abel's Southwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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