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Eagle Scouts Help Out

Young men from our area have taken on the service opportunity of helping the Maryland Branch, and we’ve been blessed with some special gifts in the form of Eagle Scout projects. Three of these young men are members of Troop 339 in Severna Park and one is a member of Troop 993. Two of the…

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Much Needed Hospital Materials Shipped to India

On February 12, a dozen Maryland branch volunteers loaded a 40-foot container bound for Scudder Memorial Hospital in India. A major portion of the load was close to a hundred hospital beds and mattresses—obtained from yet another hospital in Washington, DC which is being demolished. A classic example of one’s trash is another’s treasure, the…

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Students in Liberia Doing Homework at Night

Rural Liberia has no electrical grid. Yet these students, for the first time, have access to light. Maryland Branch has pledged to raise $10,000 to purchase solar Luci Lights and send them to Liberia and South Sudan. The Luci Light allows hospitals, health clinics and businesses to stay open past midnight. It allows school children…

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Relief Shipped To Carolinas Hurricane Victims

Working together, congregations and friends in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania have collected and shipped disaster relief supplies down to the hurricane victims in the Carolinas. The first shipment filled our Maryland Branch truck, was driven down by Liz and Tom DeMik in September. The supplies were delivered to churches in Jacksonville and Haverlock, NC. A…

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“Lost Boy of Sudan” Able to Give Back

When Jacob Puka, then 7 years old, left Panpandiar in 1987, he couldn’t have imagined how his village in South Sudan would be blessed because of him. He is one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”, children who were orphaned because of the violent civil war in that country, and walked through bush and desert,…

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International Fest Fun

Lithuanian dancers, a Scottish bagpiper, a Liberian singing duo- capped off with a rendition of “Proud to be an American”- were all part of the Maryland International Fest Fundraiser. Food ran the gamut from oysters to gazpacho. A Silent Auction, Bake Sale, and our short videos gave the crowd of 125 various activities to keep…

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Shipment is En Route To A New Recipient in India

A new recipient, Bethania Foundation in Karnatka, India will soon be receiving a shipment of humanitarian aid and children’s items from the Maryland Branch. They are a Christian organization that cares for orphans, homeless and disabled children and those living in extreme poverty. Thank you to the donors and volunteers at the Maryland Branch for…

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