May 4, 2012
Tower Federal Credit Union employees teamed up with volunteers from the Gilbane Building Co. and other local organizations and subcontractors to work on upgrading a home in Laurel in support of Christmas in April, a national nonprofit that rehabilitates homes for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities. The volunteers arrived early in the morning on Saturday, April 28, and put in a full-day's work providing much-needed repairs at the home of an elderly Laurel resident who uses a wheelchair.
January 4, 2008
Murphy, DeSanti join arts festival Leigh Murphy has been hired as fundraising coordinator for the Columbia Festival of the Arts. She will be responsible for coordinating corporate sponsor and individual donor fundraising for the 2008 season, which is to be held June 13-28. Murphy was director of special events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Metropolitan D.C. Chapter, and was special events coordinator for the Montgomery County Humane Society in Rockville. She was also director of humane education and public relations/volunteer coordinator for the Montgomery County Humane Society.
July 6, 2007
Stream cleanups set for July 15, Aug. 3 Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway will hold a stream cleanup from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 at Miller Run, off U.S. 40 in Catonsville. In addition, Howard Community College freshmen and other volunteers will clean up along Bascom Creek, off Deep Run, one of the major streams flowing into the Patapsco River in Elkridge, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Long pants and shirt are recommended to ward off insects and guard against prickly underbrush.
April 15, 2007
National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is an opportunity for Neighbor Ride and various other nonprofit organizations to recognize and appreciate their volunteers. Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based supplemental transportation program that is making a world of difference in Howard County. The program's goal is to help seniors, age 60 and over, maintain a good quality of life by providing friendly and reliable door-to-door transportation for medical appointments, religious services, educational pursuits, recreational and social events, exercise classes, and other day-to-day activities.
December 8, 2006
It just flows out of her like a concert pianist," said Cindy Devereux of her sister Terry's drawing talent, on display in the new mural they painted together for the day room at The Arc of Howard County. "It's just a doodle," said Terry Junggust. If it's a doodle, it's a doozy. The mural is 25 feet long and 5 feet tall; a striking abstract of geometric shapes, whorls, spirals and florals in colors that Devereux describes as "true, clear, bold and intense." The mural was a volunteer project of the two Glenwood sisters, who have owned a decorative painting company, "Urban Colors" for the past 15 years.
October 11, 2006
When Richard Davis was told he had coronary artery disease seven years ago, he never imagined that the diagnosis would have a profoundly positive effect on his life. With a 99 percent blockage in one of the main arteries in his heart, Davis no longer was able to walk without shortness of breath and pain. The blockage was cleared with angioplasty, which set the course for his recovery, with the help of medication, diet and an exercise regimen. When Davis retired in 2003, he jumped at the opportunity to volunteer at Howard County General Hospital, where he received his treatment.