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Blood donors are urgently needed in Maryland, says the Red Cross. Donations are down 8 percent this summer. File|Patch
chikenlady July 22, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Magruder High School LEO Club is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, August 30th fromRead More 9am-2pm at the Heritage Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Free coupons for goodies given after donation while supplies last.
A child is served. Credit: Hopatcong-Sparta Patch (File Photo)
ROBERT SCHROEDER November 30, 2013 at 08:39 am
Bless them & their families, & I pray more kids do this as Jesus says 'feed my people' Bob
A man stands at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Randolph Road in Colesville, MD with a sign asking for money. Montgomery County officials launched a campaign Sept. 9 to discourage panhandling in the county. Credit: Whitney Teal
Barbara September 11, 2013 at 11:02 am
It might be more effective if they fine the drivers who stop and donate to these folks, most of whomRead More I see are very strong and able. Their energy could be put to better use working somewhere/anywhere than walking up and down the highways.
Costco Gas Man September 11, 2013 at 11:18 am
That's odd considering the county is giving out millions in free services to illegal aliens. AtRead More least the panhandlers have a good chance of being legal citizens.
mary knight September 11, 2013 at 01:34 pm
I ALWAYS give to the less fortunate when safe. I tell them about Bethesda Cares or regional VA helpRead More centers, and they are very grateful, as that information is not out there on the streets. I give to panhandlers who are crippled and maimed of body and spirit. The County could print out help informational flyers to be distributed to drivers at gas stations & libraries, which could be given to the panhandlers who need that information. About the tragedy of the woman who got killed: people are always getting killed in traffic, so don't use that to fortify some other agenda, unless that agenda is paired with reaching out. In talking to the panhandlers, I find they are willing to work, but I hear there is a lot of red tape and competition at Montgomery Works, especially if not computer saavy.
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