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NEWS
October 30, 2009
Food Resources of Washington County recently received more than $11,000 from Martin's Food Markets' annual Bag Hunger campaign. Other local recipients from the campaign were the Western Maryland Food Bank, which received more than $7,000, and Loaves and Fishes of Martinsburg, W.Va., which received more than $4,000. Martin's Food Markets and Giant Food Stores will donate $500,000 to fight hunger through the Bag Hunger campaign. During the two-week in-store campaign from Sept.
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NEWS
October 11, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Participants in two local annual walks to fight worldwide hunger on Sunday talked about how the event is especially important now, given the tough economic times. Pastor Clark D. Carr of Grace United Methodist Church, who was walking in a CROP Walk at Fairgrounds Park Sunday afternoon, recalled how about 30 families a month were helped through a food bank his Hagerstown church operates when he came to the area five years ago. This month, the local food bank has assisted 88 families, Carr said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 4, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Sisters Judy Peck, Julie Martin and Heather Blount have plans for the first Sunday of every October. "We walk every year" in the CROP Hunger Walk, Martin said. "Now our children walk. " "Our parents are here," Blount said. For more than two decades, the family has participated in the CROP Hunger Walk. The sisters were among 93 walkers who raised money and circled the Waynesboro Area Senior High School track on Sunday to fight hunger. Twenty-five percent of donations benefit local causes like The Lunch Place and New Hope Shelter, the Rev. Robert Cook said.
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By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888 | October 1, 2009
o Read more Anne Weatherholt columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Temperatures drop as October arrives The temperatures are dropping and the fall leaves are in nature's dressing room preparing for their yearly road show. Porches in my neighborhood are popping with pumpkins, while shocks of corn lean against doorframes and scarecrows peep around porch chairs. Each evening and each morning, the honk of migrating geese sweeping over my roof startles me. They fly close to the roof as they dive toward the river in the evening, then stagger toward a morning takeoff, ready to resume their seasonal marathon.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | June 21, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- For 50 years, United Way of Washington County has raised money for agencies that serve people in need. Now, the fundraising group not only has to do that job better but do it differently, said Leah Gayman, United Way's executive director. "It's all about focus," Gayman said as the organization prepares for its annual dinner June 25 at Fountain Head Country Club. There, the transformation to a new organizational model called Community Impact will be introduced.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 30, 2009
Everything seemed to go much better for the Smithsburg lacrosse teams after they coped with a few primal urges. A little hunger and a little anxiety can go a long way. Cullan Ganley whet the Leopards' appetites with three critical second-half goals to lift the boys team to an 8-3 win over North Hagerstown, before Allyn Saling scored four first-half goals to help eliminate some early jitters as the girls team notched a 15-5 victory on Thursday...
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 12, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- Making sure that people have enough to eat seems to be a family affair at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. Sadie Fox is heading up a new effort called the Angel Food Ministry, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and contributing to benevolent outreaches in communities throughout the United States. Fox signed up people Nov. 6 and 8 for the program, which is available to anyone. "We didn't have too many sign up yet," Fox said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 6, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bob Stambaugh spent last week soliciting businesses for donations and handing out 137 letters telling people about the CROP Hunger Walk. He explained how money raised would go to feed the hungry locally, nationally and globally. He talked about projects to dig wells and plant gardens so people in Third World countries can find self-sufficiency. "It's also used in emergencies like (Hurricane) Katrina," Stambaugh said. Stambaugh, 83, participated in his 28th CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
More than 100 people gathered on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate their partnership in the 2008 Grossnickle Growing Project at a farm near Wolfsville, Md. Now in its third year, the project is supported by seven churches: Grossnickle, Hagerstown, Welty, Harmony, Beaver Creek, and Myersville Churches of the Brethren, and the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown. The service included sharing an update of last year's program in Zambia, and an overview of the program in Democratic Republic of Congo that this year's dollars will help fund.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 24, 2008
CLEAR SPRING - Dinnertime Friday night and lunch on Saturday might have been called a "happy meal," but for the youths participating in the 30-hour famine at Blair's Valley Church of God, the choices were limited to water or Gatorade. "I realize you should always be grateful for what you have," said Heather Fridley, 14, as she began her 27th hour without food Saturday afternoon. Heather was one of about 20 youths who participated in the event Friday and Saturday through Blair's Valley Church of God. She signed on at the urging of her friend, Kristina Faith, 14, who is a member of the church's youth group.
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