Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Prince George's County police and fire departments delivered the baskets to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt Thursday.
Christmas came early for some Prince George's County senior citizens Thursday, when county police officers and firefighters delivered baskets of food to their doors. Prince George's County public safety professionals delivered the food to seniors in Hyattsville and Greenbelt after collecting donations since Nov. 19. The deliveries are a part of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, which hopes to provide Christmas dinners to families in need this holiday season, a police press release stated. Seniors living in Frienship Arms (580542nd Avenue in Hyattsville) and Green Ridge House (22 Ridge Road in Greenbelt) received the donations today. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted that the officers also delivered baskets to…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Find out how you can participate and support the team.
In the vein of Hyattsville Police Chief Doug Holland’s efforts, students from Northwestern High School are planning a team to participate in the Cool School Challenge for Special Olympics. “It is the student version of the Polar Bear Plunge,” said Cpl. Michael Rudinski, of the Hyattsville police. Rudinski is also the school resource officer at Northwestern. “We are working to get 40 students to participate.” As of Thursday evening, the team had raised $825. The event is planned for Jan. 27 or 28 at Sandy Point State Park.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Need People U Trust, Inc., a community organization that helps feed and clothe the homeless, discusses long-term goals and the need for funding.
Prince George’s County has only one men’s homeless shelter, and Andre Gore, the executive director and founder of Need People U Trust, Inc. (N PUT), has made it a goal to open a second in 2012. N PUT is an incorporated non-profit organization started in 2001 in the District that expanded to Prince George’s County in 2010. It originally began as a youth mentoring program, but the group, which consists of Gore and 20 volunteers, expanded its services to help all ages, Gore said. The organization serves food and distributes clothes, resource information and additional materials, such as condoms, to the needy throughout the county. However, Gore says what N PUT does goes beyond providing material goods. “It’s not just feeding them and putting …
Monday, September 12, 2011
About chicken frames and thunderstorms.
After a sunny Sunday, it’s time to take on another Monday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Time to get your hip waders on, but you might want to make sure they have good rubber soles. There’s a chance of thunderstorms again today. 2. The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department was busy Saturday night combating a small fire in Adelphi followed immediately by a double entrapment extrication in Adelphi where six victims transported including several traumas. 3. Big Bad Woof has chicken frames and turkey frames on hand from local sustainable farms. To use for our free-range chickens? 4. Check out these photos from the National Day of Service 2011 work done at Magruder Park. 5. Have you read this article?