~Housing and fundraising committees formed for sixth season
The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is pleased to announce the addition of two board members – Jayme Ploff and Rosalee Potter, both of Talbot County.
Ploff and Potter have already helped form much-needed new board committees. Potter helped create and has joined the new Housing Task Force Committee; Ploff is creating a fundraising committee. If you’d like to help with fundraising, please contact TIS.Jayme@gmail.com.
TIS board terms are three years, and members may serve two consecutive terms. The board of directors is the governing body for TIS.
Originally from the DC area, Ploff has lived on the Eastern Shore since 2004. She moved to Talbot County shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
Ploff works as a financial professional at Wells Fargo Advisors in Easton, as well as a professional musician who performs frequently on the Shore. Having overcome some challenges in her own life, she has been searching for a way to help others in doing the same, and TIS is a perfect fit.
A member of the Council of Trappe – and the first elected African-American woman — Potter lives in Trappe with her husband, Ralph – her husband of 30 years. The couple has three daughters and two grandchildren.
Potter completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Salisbury University. She worked for the Queen Anne’s County of Social Services and for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, from which she retired in 2002.
Potter also is affiliated with many organizations, including Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center and the Neighborhood Service Center. She is a member of Union Baptist Church, since 1982.
TIS opened for its sixth season on Dec. 1 at Temple B’Nai Israel. More information is available online at www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org and on our Facebook page. People interested in volunteering may contact Julie Lowe at 410-310-2316.
The Talbot Interfaith Shelter is a volunteer, interfaith-based service organization in Talbot County dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women and children who lack adequate housing. TIS also is dedicated to raising awareness about homelessness in our community.
TIS is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public foundation designated as a 501(c)(3) charity.