To Cecil College signing an agreement with the Cecil County Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center to improve the overall response to sexual assault at the college. The memorandum of understanding formalizes a partnership between the campus and the center that has existed for several years. But the agreement will also allow the center to better help Cecil College students and staff by giving them a better idea of what sexual assault-related resources are available. Two services offered through the agreement that students should be particularly aware of are the 24-hour hotline and the free counseling services. The rape crisis hotline is available to both students and staff, and people can get help anonymously. Kudos to Cecil College for proactively designing resources to help those cope after a traumatic experience.
To the expansion of Operation Fill the Pantry just two months after launching. The charitable effort led by two Cecil County Department of Emergency Services employees opened a second pantry at Elkton High School and plans to open two more at county schools in the coming months. Allie Austin and Kim DeAngelis started Operation Fill the Pantry with the goal of providing free hygiene products to students so those students can feel their best and do their best in school. The organization opened its first pantry, which includes mostly hygiene products as well as some clothing and non-perishable food, at Elkton Middle School in mid-February. At the end of March and at the request of Elkton Middle, the group opened a second pantry at Elkton High because of the need there, Austin said. The duo have been supported by local partners and we salute all involved with this great project.