The volunteer group hopes its animals will bring some solace to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Adam Bednar
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Volunteers from Pets on Wheels, a Baltimore area nonprofit that provides therapy visits with pets, will be heading to Connecticut Friday to help those affected by the school shooting in Newtown. "The dogs are a great outlet for people and children, and we hope that they can bring them some comfort," said Barb Wasaieicz, a Pets on Wheels volunteer. The caravan of two vans and passenger cars will be leaving the Baltimore area and headed for Newtown at 3 a.m. Friday and will return the same day. According to the group's website, Pets on Wheels was founded in 1982 by Dr. Frank Folke Furstenberg, a retired Sinai physician, to study the effect of animal visits on "shut-ins." "Visits are most often to nursing homes; however, assisted living …
Patch asked parents how safe they feel sending their children to public schools in Montgomery County.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Patch asked parents in the Wheaton and Glenmont area how they reacted to the tragic news and how safe they feel sending their children to public schools in Montgomery County. Frances Frost lives with her husband and four children in the Glenmont area. She contributes to the Local Voices section on Wheaton Patch. Frost wrote the following in an email to Patch on Saturday: "I was mystified and deeply saddened, moved to tears, when I heard about the shootings in Connecticut. I didn't hear about it until the afternoon, and since then, haven't been able to get a lot of information about it. However, I empathize with the pain of the parents who lost their children. As a…