This month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (The LDS/Mormon Church) Humanitarian Department will donate four semi truckloads of food toward the Day to Serve initiative, that’s 165,000 pounds of food with an estimated value of $185,000!

The Governors of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and the Mayor’s office selected the recipients of the food.  This donation is the fourth annual donation to the region, and recognizes the great need to fight hunger in our area.  Almost one in five people in the region go to bed hungry.  This also “kicks off” Day to Serve, a...

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Gov. Larry Hogan’s Blog

Friday, September 11, 2015 will mark the fourth year in a row that Marylanders have joined their neighbors in West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual Day to Serve volunteerism and community service initiative.

Day to Serve is a unique month-long community service initiative that transcends political, cultural and religious differences by uniting citizens, faith groups, businesses and grassroots organizations from every corner of the state to come together and improve our neighborhoods and communities.


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Virginia 2015 Day to Serve Proclamation text

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:


WHEREAS, Virginians are encouraged to make an intentional and united effort to serve their communities; and WHEREAS, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, requested September 11 to be observed as an annual "National Day of Service and Remembrance"; and

WHEREAS, "Day to Serve" is an annual event that transcends...

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