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By Kevin Harrison | December 5, 1993
Carolyn Perry of Glen BurnieVolunteer Work: Ms. Perry has been a volunteer with the Salvation Army for two years, performing an assortment of tasks, including helping the Monday night youth group that meets at the Glen Burnie office and most recently staffing the donation kettle at Harundale Mall.Volunteer's comment: "I've always done volunteer work, even when I was a child. I've done volunteer work for other places like the Marley Glen School, but the most reward has come from doing work for the Salvation Army.
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By Dana Stein | September 24, 2014
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service - including 4,000 AmeriCorps members in Baltimore through Civic Works, a non-profit I founded in 1993 to strengthen Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Too many young people in Baltimore struggle to stay on track in school and build the essential workplace skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
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NEWS
June 20, 1993
Volunteer's work: Vy Lynch calls on skills she sharpened as a legal secretary when she volunteers in the office of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).Ms. Lynch, a longtime Glen Burnie resident, works in the office about once a week for several hours performing tasks such as record-keeping, filing and letter-writing.In addition to her office duties, she is the treasurer of the RSVP advisory council.The volunteer program provides opportunities for seniors to use skills and experience -- developed throughout their careers -- in volunteer work.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Laurel A. Oleynick, a former X-ray technician and longtime volunteer, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center in Northeast Baltimore. She was 82. The daughter of Byron Coggins, a postal worker, and Estelle Coggins, a homemaker, Laurel Adele Coggins was born and raised on Nantucket. After graduating from Nantucket High School in 1949, she enlisted in the Air Force and served for seven years as a technician with the Strategic Air Command.
NEWS
March 21, 1993
Name: Viola Parks of Brooklyn.Volunteer work: At 90, Viola Parks is still doing what she has done for the past 30 years at Harbor Hospital -- volunteering.Next month, Ms. Parks will be honored during the hospital's annual volunteer luncheon for having completed more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service.Although she has cut back on the hours she serves each week, she has worked up to 40 hours a week as a volunteer.She's watched the facility expand and the number of volunteers increase, but the nature of her work has never changed -- helping others and trying to make people smile.
NEWS
By KEVIN HARRISON | June 12, 1994
Volunteer work: Mr. Stecher is one of three certified county instructors for the 55-Alive/Mature Driving Course held primarily at area senior centers. He also works as a tax counselor for Department of Aging's VITA program (Volunteers in Tax Assistance) and PYTA -- Prior Year Tax Assistance.About the volunteer: A Pasadena resident for 20 years, Mr. Stecher is a retired engineer from Westinghouse. Aside from his volunteer work, he keeps busy maintaining his waterfront property.Volunteer's comment: "I've been teaching for about 3 1/2 years.
NEWS
By KRISTI FUNDERBURK and KRISTI FUNDERBURK,SUN REPORTER | March 22, 2006
At the last minute, her friend couldn't come along. But Sarah Koteen went ahead with her plans - even if the idea of heading off by herself for several weeks to volunteer at a camp for underprivileged children from New York was a little bit intimidating. That experience last summer is just one item on a resume that includes hundreds of hours of volunteer work, participation on her school's track, soccer and softball teams, and a 3.63 grade-point average. Now Koteen, a 16-year-old junior at Owings Mills High School, has been named Baltimore County's Young Woman of the Year.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | September 25, 1994
DEE MONCHVOLUNTEER WORK: Ms. Monch is distinguished by two trademarks: wearing a hat almost everywhere and, more importantly, her volunteer work.She recently was elected to her second consecutive two-year term as president of the Harbor Hospital Center Auxiliary, overseeing the hospital's gift shop operations and assisting with fund-raisers.She also is president of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Chapter 680 in Annapolis, a post she has held for almost six years. She remains active in the Ladies Auxiliary for theMaryland State Fireman's Association.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
The Harford County school system says it has come up with a painless way to meet the state's controversial student service requirement for high school graduation.Community service would be integrated into the school curriculum in grades six through 12, and students would not have to do volunteer work to graduate."We were opposed to the idea of mandating volunteer activities outside the school since its inception," said William B. Seccurro, supervisor for vocational and technical education and a member of the committee that came up with the proposal.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 6, 1997
THE PIPE CREEK Ministerium, a consortium of churches in Northwest Carroll, is bringing the Self-Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) to the area.SHARE, begun 13 years ago by a nonprofit group committed to ending hunger in the Americas, encourages people to share skills and time with one another for two hours a month. Associated Catholic Charities is a sponsor.As a reward for their volunteer work, participants join a food-buying cooperative that allows them to buy $30 to $50 worth of food for $14 each month.
NEWS
By Pete Pichaske | March 20, 2014
When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard Community College professor know she'd wind up in the middle of a riveting international crisis that would force her to flee the country, leaving behind an unfinished job, worried Ukrainian friends...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Madeleine S. Alban, a volunteer at local schools and hospitals, died of cardiac arrest July 12 at her Palm Beach, Fla., home. She was 94 and also lived in the Orchards in North Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Clarence Schauman, an executive of the old C.D. Kenny coffee and tea firm, and Ethel Schauman, a homemaker. She was a 1936 Friends School graduate. In 1939, she married James C. Alban Jr., who for many years owned the Alban Tractor Co. in Rosedale.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church. In a city where some neighborhoods are practically tree-less, Baltimore is surprisingly rich in forests like this one. They're not that big, most of them, or maybe much to look at right now. Many are choked with brambles and littered with trash and debris. But a new survey has found Baltimore harbors nearly 2,300 forested tracts of at least a fifth of an acre in size.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
All it took was a tour of the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown and the seventh-grade students at Temple Emanuel Religious School were in. How could they convert a place of sadness - a shelter for animals that had lost the homes and families they once knew - into a place where happiness can begin again with the adoption of an abandoned pet? Paint a mural. Baltimore artist Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen, whose daughter attends Temple Emanuel and who is known for community mural projects, worked with the students to craft a message, convert that message to drawings and, eventually, to murals on the wall space around the building where the animals wait.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
In a pair of working gloves with the Ravens logo emblazoned on the front, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee painted broad brush strokes at a West Baltimore police station Friday to make good on a bet. Had the Ravens lost to the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would have traveled to the West Coast to complete a day of service, which was the wager she and Lee made on the February game. "I think San Francisco is a lovely city, but I am glad I did not have to go there in payment of a debt," said Rawlings-Blake, who traded in her signature high heels for a pair of wedge booties for the day of activities.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center. After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a victim of budget cuts in the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. Neighborhood advocates believe the 7,500-square-foot facility, constructed immediately adjacent to the Barclay Elementary/Middle School in the 300 block of E. 29th Street, can find a new life on its own. They picture a location where both students and residents can have a town hall meeting, a safe after-school spot or a place to hold a birthday party or take a yoga class.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | December 12, 1993
Audrey Stivali of ArnoldVolunteer work: Ms. Stivali has been a volunteer with the Annapolis branch of the Salvation Army for 40 years and heads the Ladies League there.Volunteer's comments: "When my husband, Robert, was alive we would come in together on our days off and take our vacations during Christmas so we could work here."I've been a member of the Salvation Army Church since 1965."I enjoy helping out very much. As long as my health holds out, I'll keep doing what I can. I get a lot, a lot of joy from working here."
NEWS
July 5, 1999
Mary M. Dowling, a Red Cross volunteer who recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with the group, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 95. A resident of Walker Mews Apartments in Cedarcroft, she had lived in Waverly for many years. She and her close friend, Marian Eichler, 96, earned the nickname the "Tuesday Ladies," for the day they did volunteer work. They were a familiar sight at blood drives throughout the Baltimore area. In recent years, they confined their activities to clerical work and bulk mailings.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Susan Lee Marr, a legal assistant and an active volunteer, died Saturday of ovarian cancer at her home in the Arcadia-Beverly Hills neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. She was 55. Susan Lee Neukam was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, where she graduated in 1976 from Patapsco High School. She earned an associate's degree in legal studies in 1978 from what is now the Community College of Baltimore County in Essex. She later earned a bachelor's degree in the 1990s in theological studies from Maryland Bible College and Seminary.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
Dorothy V. Perry, former owner of a Towson travel agency, died Jan. 16 of a heart attack at her daughter's Lutherville home. She was 90. The daughter of a streetcar conductor and a homemaker, Dorothy Wertz was born in Baltimore and raised on 30th Street. A 1940 graduate of Eastern High School, Mrs. Perry worked as a secretary at Commercial Credit Co. and did volunteer work. After World War II, she married Urner "Bo" Perry, who had served in the merchant marine and later became a Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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