Car club aided vet­er­ans home

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - Ge­orge W. Owings III, An­napo­lis The writer is sec­re­tary of the Mary­land Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs.

On June 20, Cruisin’ South­ern Mary­land for Vet­er­ans pre­sented a check for $22,000 to Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home. For the sixth year in a row, this group of ded­i­cated car club mem­bers planned a 100-mile cruise around the tri-county area with the vet­er­ans home as the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion. Vet­er­ans greeted more than 165 clas­sic cars, trucks, and mo­tor­cy­cles again this year, and ev­ery­one en­joyed great food, mu­sic and ca­ma­raderie.

To date, this event has raised more than $82,000 to ben­e­fit the res­i­dents of Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home. Those funds helped up­grade the home’s re­hab equip­ment, pro­vided spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties in and out­side the home, and sup­ported a sen­sory stim­u­lat­ing room for vet­er­ans with ad­vanced de­men­tia.

In 2014, the mem­bers also came to­gether to build a cov­ered pavil­ion, val­ued at more than $50,000, at no cost.

On be­half of the Mary­land Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs and Char­lotte Hall Vet­er­ans Home, I would like to thank the car club mem­bers, spon­sors, vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants who helped make this in­cred­i­ble do­na­tion pos­si­ble. The funds will be used to en­hance res­i­dent’s daily ac­tiv­i­ties, pro­vide spe­cial meals through­out the year, and over­all im­prove their qual­ity of life. Thank you for an­other won­der­ful year of sup­port.

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