This Bowie-based nonprofit is soliciting donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts in New York and New Jersey.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing on behalf of Heroes for the Homeland to request your support in assisting those in New York and New Jersey who have been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. We plan to deploy distribute supplies this coming Friday morning. We are looking for donations of cleanup supplies (chainsaws, hand tools, leaf blowers, power tools, plywood, tarps, trash bags, wheel barrows, yard tools, etc.), survival supplies (blankets, nonperishable foods, water, batteries, flashlights, etc.) and/or gift cards that we will distribute to the police department and their surrounding community. We will be accepting these donations starting tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday November 6 at the FOP 89 lodge 2905 Old Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772…
One Patch reader is concerned with how early voting affects PG schools.
A Patch reader and Prince George's County Schools teacher wrote Patch to let us know how she felt about Maryland State Senator James C. Rosapepe's pledge to open more early voting sites next year. The letter is addressed to Rosapepe. Dear Senator Rosapepe, I read with great dismay about your intent to offer MORE early voting next year. I am very curious to know if you are aware of the disastrous effects of early voting on the faculty, students and parents of Paint Branch Elementary School, which shares a parking lot with Paint Branch Community Center. If you aren't, please keep reading! On Thursday, the delivery truck that brings milk to the cafeteria could not complete the delivery because he couldn't get into the parking lot. My sons …
A Reisterstown Patch reader thanks Patch and offers information for veterans looking for jobs.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Dear Mr. Shapiro, Please allow me to introduce myself. As Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), I have responsibility for VA’s education (GI bill), vocational rehabilitation and employment and guaranteed home loan programs. Additionally, my office assists in coordinating many veteran employment efforts and works collectively with the Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal agencies to promote and impact nationwide veteran employment. I came across the Reisterstown Patch article entitled “Help Wanted? Hire a Vet” and I would like to personally thank you for the valuable service your newspaper is providing to this deserving group of individuals. There is a new benefit called the …