March 30, 2020"Look for the Helpers" - Mister Rogers.
Governor Hogan recently said that Marylanders know how to step up during trying times. We have been impressed with and inspired by all the amazing Helpers during the COVID-19 pandemic right here in our own backyard! We are gathering these so that we can share them with our community and beyond. Here are just a few of the stories.Discovery Station
- this CVB Member has some fabulous volunteers who are helping the museum and other locations during this time. Besure to check out their Facebook
page for videos of Rex the Dinosaur. They will bring a smile to your face!Jessica Castle
- Jessica is the operations manager at Discovery Station and is in charge of doing the museum's covid19 cleaning while we are closed. She has spent the past two weeks doing an intense sanitization and clean of every exhibit in the museum. We are so proud to have her on our team and of the work that she has done so far!
- Terri Gwizdala heads-up the Community Book Warehouse. Yesterday, alongside Kimberly Duncan from OnTrack Washington County, they worked to distribute books to volunteers for delivery to the Washington County Public Schools meal sites. More than 6,400 books were picked up. Terri organized volunteers, the Washington County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Washington County Reads to ensure that children had access to free books during Covid 19. Brenda Sterling
- Brenda has been making masks from home and donating them to people, healthcare workers, and any others who need them. She has made at least 70 so far and has also shared tutorials on how to make masks at home.
- Jessica has been making masks from home and donating them to people, healthcare workers, the Boonsboro EMS, the Covid 19 testing site at Fort Detrick, and others who need them. She has made over 200 masks and when asked why she is doing it, she said: "’I'm just trying to help as many as I can. It’ll never be enough to face what is coming but I can’t, in good conscience, do nothing."Copy Quik
- A member of the CVB, offered to create free banners for restaurants offering carryout and curbside pick up!Knob Hall Winery
- Another member, Knob Hall Winery near Clear Spring, donated more than 500 gallons of wine to two distilleries that are now making hand sanitizer. Click here for the Herald Mail Article.
Free Range Cafe:
Check their Facebook
page for daily updates in their #InThisTogether initiave. Old South Mountain Inn:
Chad and Lisa Dorsey of Old South Mountain Inn donated an enormous amount of fresh produce to help Dan's Restaurant and Tap House with operating costs.