Volunteers Get Things Organized
Two teams from Mosaic Christian Church in Elkridge volunteered at CEFM on August 15. One group inventoried, sorted and labeled bins of holiday books, clothes, and toys for children that were stored from last year's toy store. A second group sorted and boxed donations of school supplies, inventoried backpacks, and assembled 6 more backpacks to augment Catonsville Presbyterian Deacons' donation of nearly 19 complete backpacks for area elementary students. A variety of additional school supplies were also distributed to Grace AME Church, Catonsville Elementary, and Westowne Elementary.
|Pictured from left are Michelle Cristion, Rebekah Green, Jessica Heistand, Kimberly McGowan. Also volunteering but not shown are Elizabeth Grimes and Sara Masciola.|
|Pictured from left are: Darrell McGowan, Seth Jenkins, Sam DeFranco|
|Executive Director Megan Murduck delivered the backpacks and school supplies that filled the back of her truck.|
ROTARY DONATES NEW REFRIGERATOR TO CEFM
The Rotary Club of Catonsville, a long-time CEFM Network supporter, recently donated a large commercial grade refrigerator. Club members made a ceremonial presentation (the refrigerator had been installed the day before) to our board by holding their regular meeting at CEFM, and then providing some celebratory pizza for everyone. "We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club for their very generous donation," said CEFM President Bob Greenwalt. "The refrigerator is larger than our old one, is food-safety certified and is much more energy efficient," he added.
|CEFM President Bob Greenwalt (left) talks with Pat Kasuda, Chair of the Rotary Club of Catonsville Foundation and John Kasuda, member of the Rotary Club.||Rotary Club members Dr. Scott Eisen (left)and Zack Lingeman get ready to enjoy some pizza. The pizza was a treat from the Rotary Club.||Bill Lorenz , Rotary Club past president admires the new refrigerator.|
|CEFM Board Members Rick Martel (left) and Pastor Dave Asendorf get ready to try some pizza.|
Helping Stock Our Pantry
CEFM Network received a generous $3,500 grant from the Maryland Food Bank this summer. The Maryland Food Bank graciously delivered 4,500 pounds of non-perishable food items that included peanut butter, jelly, fruit, corn, chicken soup, beef stew, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and more. Additionally, recent donations from Catonsville Presbyterian, Catonsville United Methodist, St. Marks, St. Johns UCC, Salem Lutheran,Immanuel UCC, St. Agnes and the Catonsville Rotary have helped fill in the gaps in our food supplies. During the summer donations can be lean, and CEFM is often out of many food items. These timely donations helped fill many of the empty shelves.
|Executive Director Megan Murduck and Board Member Pastor Dave Asendorf with part of the food donation as it is unloaded from the Maryland Food Bank truck.||Board Member Pastor Dave Asendorf and Program Assistant Deb Henkel bringing a cart filled with food up the ramp at CEFM's back door.|
|Dr. Scott Eisen, member of the Rotary Club of Catonsville got caught in a rain shower as he was unloading the Rotary Club's food donation.|
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