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MetCom Employees Give $3K to St. Mary’s Caring


Employees of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission presented Kristine Millen, director of St. Mary’s Caring, a check for $3,109 at the start of the winter holiday season.

MetCom employees have long participated in volunteer giving, including fundraising for local charities. The December 2015 donation to St. Mary’s Caring was the result of Metropolitan Commission employee volunteer fundraising efforts in 2015.

Fundraising chairman Ed Hogan, superintendent of wastewater collections, as well as other employee volunteers, kicked off fundraising efforts in July 2015 with a cookout. Other fundraisers included 50-50 raffles and luncheons, and at an event that has become and employees’ custom, MetCom’s annual Dessert Auction and Soup Cook Off.

Fundraising efforts for 2015 concluded at the annual employee potluck luncheon complete with auction items crafted and donated by MetCom employees.

St. Mary’s Caring was the recipient of this year’s fundraising efforts. St. Mary’s Caring is at 20850 Langley Road in Lexington Park. St. Mary’s Caring is a  community-based nonprofit, not affiliated with any other organization. It serves breakfast and lunch to all who need the meal, free of charge Monday through Saturday.

St. Mary’s Caring serves men, women and children, ranging from infants to octogenarians. Patrons are the unemployed, the working poor, the disabled, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, in addition to anyone who might be going through a tough time.

St. Mary’s Caring is run by a volunteer board, two part-time staff members and about 60 volunteers.

In 2014, nearly 25,000 meals were served. Additionally, the organization provides weekly groceries for the neediest families at Lexington Park Elementary and George Washington Carver elementary schools during the schools’ summer break.

“St. Mary’s Caring serves the Lexington Park area which is our largest service area. Helping them out allows us to contribute to many of our own customers in this particular area,” Mr. Hogan said.

Contributing to a local charity has been a longstanding tradition at the Metropolitan Commission in conjunction with the annual employee potluck luncheon.

To learn more or to volunteer, visit the St. Mary’s Caring website or call 301-863-5700.

To learn more about St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, visit their  Leader Member page.

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