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Day to Serve in Maryland scheduled for Sept. 15-29

daytoserve logo taglineNow is the chance for Maryland families to volunteer to help those in need around them and the environment. Gov. Martin O’Malley is calling on everyone in Maryland to celebrate Day to Serve Sept. 15 to 29.

“Starting Sept. 15th, we’ll work together as a community — as Marylanders and Virginians, West Virginians and Washingtonians — to harness the incredible power of service,” O’Malley said. “Marylanders are a compassionate, generous people who know the way forward can be found by helping our neighbors in need. For the second year in a row, we encourage all our citizens to join us in recognizing the connections between the health of our people, and the health of our land, water and air. Together, we can eradicate hunger, and protect and restore our environment.”

 Pick a volunteer project in Maryland

Day to Serve began in 2012 as a collaboration between the governors of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the mayor of the District of Columbia. The event unites people of all faiths, races, cultures and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving communities where we live through service projects.

During the inaugural Day to Serve, 14,000 volunteers carried out 750 community service projects. They collected and donated more than 600,000 pounds of food and planted hundreds of trees.

This year, National Public Lands Day is partnering with government and service coalitions in the Chesapeake Bay region through Day to Serve. From Sept. 15 to 29 local governments, partners and thousands of volunteers will participate in projects to feed the hungry and help the planet.

Learn how you can help in Maryland by participating in an environmental event or supporting a local food pantry by visiting the Day to Serve website. There are many options all over the Chesapeake Bay area of ways your family can help feed the hungry, heal the planet or help the elderly or disabled. There is a Bog Cleanup at Edgewood Elementary, a cemetery cleanup in Crownsville, planting at Severna Park Library and many food bank drives. Check out the list, pick a project and sign up today!

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