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Londonderry Retirement Community Donates Appliance to Easton’s Neighborhood Service Center

appliance donation 2 cropped (400 x 230)Londonderry Retirement Community has been working with the Neighborhood Service Center in Easton in their efforts to refurbish local homes by donating gently-used appliances for the homes. These appliances include refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and washers and dryers.

According to Marilyn Neal, the executive director of the Neighborhood Service Center, the donation of these appliances and personal items has had a significant impact on the quality of life for many people. She comments, “Through these donations, a couple was able to have their first washer and dryer in their home. One client received a stove and no longer had to use a hot plate for cooking meals. It has been a blessing in the lives of these people.”

The appliances come from the transfer of residential units in Londonderry. Andy Hollis, executive director of Londonderry Retirement Community, adds, “The Londonderry community is very pleased that those in need can make use of these appliances. Londonderry residents have a history of generosity and this is yet another example of their efforts to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.”

In photo: Pictured left to right are Joe Cleveland of Londonderry Retirement Community with Teresa Joshua, General Programs Coordinator of the Neighborhood Service Center, during a recent delivery of gently-used appliances to the Center. Londonderry Retirement Community regularly donates appliances to the center from the transfer of residential units.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Collaborates In Offering Immigration Resources

Immigration_Workshop_2 (400 x 323)On August 18, Mid-Shore Pro Bono participated in offering a Pathways to Citizenship program to educate the local community on immigration issues. Collaborating with Mid-Shore Pro Bono in presenting the sessions were Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s Esperanza Center Immigration Legal Services and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC).

A community effort, Easton’s Neighborhood Service Center provided space for the program and volunteers from throughout the area attended.

The Managing Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator from the Esperanza Center in Baltimore conducted two workshops. One provided education on immigration remedies, reform and how to prepare for it. The second offered information on the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which provides an option for certain immigrants who came into the country as children.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Sandy Brown said the collaboration on this program allows the agency to extend its reach further into the local populations most in need of the free or reduced-cost legal services it provides.

“The Esperanza Center offers comprehensive services to immigrants, including immigration legal services, and the Multicultural Resource Center works to break down the cultural and language barriers that can prevent those resources from reaching the people who need them,” she said. “Working together, we can make a difference in the lives of an often overlooked segment of our Mid-Shore community.”

Mid-Shore Pro Bono is a nonprofit agency serving Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties. For more information or to make a donation, call 410-690-8128 or visitwww.midshoreprobono.org.

In photo: Immigration_Workshop_2.jpg: Workshop participants included, from left, Matt Peters, ChesMRC; Marilyn Neal, Neighborhood Service Center; attorney Kevin Rosenthal; Maria D’Arcy, ChesMRC; Sandy Brown, Mid-Shore Pro Bono; Sonia Perez, Talbot Bank; and Adonia Simpson and Ouranitsa Abbas of Catholic Charities.

Talbot Bank Employees Donate Food to Neighborhood Service Center

TalbotBank donate food to NSC_IMAG0147 (400 x 239)The employees of Talbot Bank, a Shore Bancshares member, held a holiday food drive to benefit the Neighborhood Service Center. Non perishable food items were collected from both employees and customers. “The Talbot Bank family is honored that they could help stock the pantry shelves at the Neighborhood Service Center,” said Brenda Wooden, Branch Manager, Tred Avon. “Giving back to our community is important to us.” The Neighborhood Service Center is a community action agency that provides assistance to low-income individuals, senior citizens and families of Talbot County.

 

Rotary Club of Easton Donates to NSC Food Pantry

2012 NSC Food Drive photo (400 x 299)The Rotary Club of Easton recently partnered with CBIZ/MHM, LLC to collect 30,829 pounds of food, or its monetary equivalent, to assist in stocking the Neighborhood Service Center’s food pantry. Easton Rotarians collected food and monetary donations totaling 6,056 pounds and the CBIZ/MHM team collected food and monetary donations totaling 24,773 pounds for the pantry.

The Neighborhood Service Center’s food pantry provides food throughout the year to Talbot County residents in need and is in need of donations from the community year round, not just during the holiday season. Items needed for the pantry include non-perishable food items such as canned goods and cereals in addition to cold foods.

Information about the Rotary Club of Easton can be obtained by visiting www.eastonrotary.org. To learn more about donating to the food pantry, contact the Neighborhood Service Center for a list of needed items.

In photo: Pictured in the food pantry at the Neighborhood Service Center are Rotary Club of Easton members (from left to right) Steve Osche, CBIZ/MHM, LLC and Easton Rotary Treasurer; Marilyn Neal, Executive Director, Neighborhood Service Center; Jed Anthony, Vice President, Club Administration; Robyne Chaconas, Food Drive Chair; Terry John, Community Service Director; and Aaron West.