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Bryan helps Clear Spring families with food needs

September 25, 2008

Name: Harry Russell Bryan

Age: 76

Resides in: Hagerstown

Q: Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?

A: I'm the manager of the Clear Spring Area Food Bank sponsored by the Clear Spring Lions Club at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 30 S. Martin St. in Clear Spring.

Q: What prompted you to begin volunteering?

A: I joined the Clear Spring Lions Club in the early 1980s. I retired from the Maryland Division of Correction in 1992 and began volunteering at the food bank the same year.

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Q: Your biggest reward as a volunteer?

A: It is a feeling that I am doing what the Lord wants us to do - He wants us to feed his children.

Q: What impact has volunteering had on your life?

A: My doctor told me never to quit anything I am doing. It is good for your health.

Q: What keeps you busy when you're not volunteering?

A: Church work and my nine grandchildren, one of whom is an opera singer.

o Want to volunteer with the Clear Spring Food Bank? Call Harry Bryan at 301-582-1946. The food bank is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The church also maintains a clothing bank at the same time.

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