If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, look no further than the volunteer opportunities at HOPE For All, a wonderful initiative that tends to the local homeless and less fortunate.
Distribution Warehouse No. 146 — open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — is in need of volunteers to sort clothes, organize and assist in the yard sale area. They do recommend you call first rather than just show up, just to make sure there are no last-minute changes in the schedule.
The organization hosts regular fundraising yard sales at 323 Roesler Road, Glen Burnie. Each month, they need four student volunteers to help assist customers. If you or someone you know are interested in either doing a collection drive or fundraiser on behalf of HOPE, contact Jeanne Huber at 410-766-0372.
This is a great way for students to fulfill their community service hours. HOPE is also looking for a group that would be interested in building tables, storage shelving and bookshelves for their warehouses, which may be the perfect Eagle Scout project.
HOPE is also asking friends and neighbors to save and donate the aluminum tabs from canned beverages. This helps raise money for fuel costs. Although this may seem like a small and insignificant contribution, every little bit helps.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities to help, contact Jeanne Huber at 410-766-0372.
The Elkridge Heritage Society presents gifted Maryland author and poet Frank Crowson at 7 p.m. April 9, at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave.
Raised in Elkridge, Crowson attended the old Elkridge High School. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he served for 25 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a civilian, Crowson worked as a nuclear engineer, designing and building a number of the nation's nuclear reactors and fossil fuel stations.
With two colleagues, he established CDP Product Development Corp. and has been issued four U.S. patents. His first book, "Bearing False Witness," was published in 1997.
Cost is $15 for admission, dessert, coffee and tea. For more information, go to http://www.elkridgeheritage.org.
The Elkridge Adult Athletic Association, a proud Elkridge community supporter for more than 30 years, is accepting applications from area high school seniors for its 2013 scholarship awards through April 21. More information about the scholarship and the application process can be found on the EAAA Facebook page or by contacting Jeff Lockard at 410-796-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some great ways to make a positive impact on the environment, conveniently located in your own backyard of the beautiful Patapsco River Valley. Join the Patapsco Heritage Greenway on April 6 for the Patapsco River Watershed cleanup Project Clean Stream.
The location is to be determined; however, the project will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 100 volunteers are needed to clean up these focus areas. Sadly enough, the Patapsco River, feeder streams and surrounding areas become a dumping ground of junk and debris.
On April 7, the PHG is hosting the Hudson Branch cleanup (along Frederick Road) in Ellicott City. Meeting location and time to be announced. Participants register at http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway/eventcal.html.
On April 9, the group will host its annual meeting, which is open to public. Meeting location and time are still pending. For more information, email email@example.com.