Monday, November 19, 2012
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce is running its Holiday on Duty program again this year.
It may be a holiday for you and your family this Thursday (unless you work at Target), but many police, firefighters and other public safety personnel stay on duty--ready to respond to emergencies in Wheaton and Kensington. For more than a decade, the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce has provided meals to emergency responders on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Thursday, food will go to Montgomery County police, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. If you would like to help or donate to the Holiday on Duty program, you can find out more information on the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce's website.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The annual campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by soliciting roadside donations has been a sticking point for those seeking to pass anti-panhandling legislation.
Friday is the last day for the "Fill the Boot" drive, as Montgomery County firefighters collect donations at street corners throughout the county, including the intersection of Randolph Road and Georgia Avenue in Glenmont, outside Fire Station 18. The firefighters began their annual campaign on Wednesday to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Read more about the history of "Fill the Boot" and how much money has been raised for the MDA on the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services blog. Members of the MCFRS "A" Shift raised more than $45,000 on Wednesday, according to an MCFRS Facebook post. The "Fill the Boot" campaign has played a controversial role in the debate over roadside solicitation. Montgomery County …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Whole Foods Market, Pacers and YMCA team up to give Wheaton Rescue a health makeover
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Saturday, March 5, 2011
A community partnership, comprised of the Silver Spring YMCA, Pacers Running Store and the Silver Spring Whole Foods Market have teamed up to help the volunteers at the Wheaton Rescue 2 learn about healthy cooking and eating, the importance of exercise and the opportunity to enter Silver Spring’s April 30 Earth Day 5K for no cost. On Thursday, March 3, more than a dozen volunteers from Wheaton Rescue 2 toured the Whole Foods Market with Healthy Eating Specialist Eric Rohr, and learned quite a bit about making better food choices. Firefighter Shoshana Moskowitz was excited about the opportunity “I hope we can get tips to improve, like how to cook better meals both at the station and to incorporate with our families.” Rohr walked the group …