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NEWS
September 26, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County is seeking donations of blankets, comforters, and bath towels (no sheets or pillowcases, please). It also needs Purina Cat Chow. With winter on the way and the facility being at capacity, it is experiencing a shortage of usable blankets and comforters for bedding and warmth, and bath towels for bathing animals and to be used as cat beds. Donations may be taken to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org .
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NEWS
by TARA REILLY | September 7, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County might not buy Charmin, but for a government that tears through 48,000 rolls of toilet paper a year, the price fits the budget. The county will spend $11,125 this fiscal year on toilet paper, which is enough to buy 500 cases. At 96 rolls per case and 1,000 sheets per roll, that's 48 million sheets of one-ply toilet paper the county estimates it will use in a year. The county typically buys some items in bulk to save money, such as paper towels, copier paper and other daily supplies.
NEWS
September 22, 2006
REACH Cold Weather Shelter will invites volunteers to clean from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the shelter, 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, Hagerstown. The shelter is also collecting items such as ground coffee, paper napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, razors, foot powder, disinfectant spray, tissues, pillows, liquid dish soap, suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks and other items. For a complete list of items, call 301-733-2371 or e-mail reach@myactv.net .
NEWS
February 15, 2008
The REACH cold weather shelter is in need of the following items: · Creamer shakers · Paper towels · Toilet paper · Powdered milk · Liquid laundry detergent · Powdered drink mix · Napkins · Comet/Clorox Spray Items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the REACH Office, Aspiring to Serve Building, 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, Hagers-town (rear entrance next...
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 16, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Williamsport Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Service responded Friday morning to 1 Commerce St. for a small fire on the stove, a fire company spokesman said. The fire caused minimal damage and there were no injuries, spokesman Scott Bragunier said in a news release. The fire was reported at 10:40 a.m., a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Cooking fires are the leading cause of fires in the United States, Bragunier said. He reminded people to keep cooking areas clear of combustible materials, including paper, towels and plastic utensils.
NEWS
March 16, 2011
Susquehanna Bank is supporting furry friends in Washington County in Maryland and Berkeley County in West Virginia this month by taking part in a pet supply fund drive. Pet food and treats, cleaning supplies (paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags), kitty litter, pet toys and bedding/blankets are among the needed items. Supplies can be dropped off at any local Susquehanna Bank branch through March 25. For more information, call Susquehanna at 301-791-0000.
LIFESTYLE
May 25, 2012
Bountiful Blessings, a nonprofit organization helping  need-based working-poor families, has a new location inside Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. Bountiful Blessings offers a variety of nonfood items, such as shampoo, bath soap, bath tissue, paper towels, toothpaste and cleaning items. The site is open from 4 to 6 p.m. the second and and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Families must show a photo ID with a complete current addres. Families that receive from the Bountiful Blessings program are required to give volunteer time.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 of First Christian Church in Hagerstown recently donated more than 100 blankets and towels to the Humane Society of Washington County. Leaders Patsy Price and Patsy Martin organized the event. Barb Trumpower dropped off the items to the animal shelter.  “We love animals and wanted to do something that will help keep the animals warm and snug this season,” Trumpower said. All members of the group participated in the collection drive.
NEWS
May 22, 1999
GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Laundry caught on fire in a residence above Doris's Deli & Grocery on Saturday afternoon, said Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. Capt. James Reed III. The owner, who lives above the deli, took clothes out of the dryer and put them on top of a hot water radiator that wasn't on, Reed said. Some towels burned and firefighters set up a fan to blow smoke out of the residence along W.Va. 9, he said.
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