Order your meal from Little Carmine's now through 4/17, and post a picture of your meal, and check in to tag them, or leave them a review, and they will donate $2 to SPAN each time! Now you can have your Little Carmine's meal delivered by DoorDash, with no-contact delivery. They also carry beer and wine. This is a win-win, and their food is delicious!
TEMPORARY SPAN HOURS
(please knock – door will remain locked)
Food is also available in our outdoor bin 24/7. Follow the gravel driveway behind our house. Take what you need, but be courteous of others! Please wait your turn and keep 6-ft. distance from others. Plastic bags are in container in bin. Wash your hands as soon as you can.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
For non-food urgent needs, email email@example.com.
Visit our website at www.spanhelps.org.
Call 211 for more resources in Maryland.
SPAN-A-THON Fundraiser Will Earn Matching Funds Through April 15 to Help Those Hurt by the Coronavirus
In an effort to prepare for an anticipated increase in demand for assistance once #coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, we have launched a fundraiser - the SPAN-A-THON - which will run through April 15. A generous benefactor has pledged to donate 100% matching funds up to $2,500 during the length of this initiative. So far the response from our community has been very generous. (No surprise there!) Thank you Gary Biedenkapp of Bay Area Appraisers for kicking off this drive with a very generous donation! And thanks to the others who have also donated. One hundred percent of the funds raised between now and April 15 will be used to help local families with utility turnoffs and eviction prevention. We are #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors
Your tax-deductible donation can be sent easily from your phone or computer by clicking: https://www.spanhelps.org/donate_money
It has been encouraging to see an outpouring of offers of help from the community during these scary times. At SPAN we are taking things one day at a time. We have modified our operations so that clients are able to get food without any direct human contact. There is a tall waterproof bin behind the SPAN house which we have stocked with emergency food that is available to anyone who needs it. There is cereal, oatmeal, Ramen noodles, mac & cheese, soup, canned vegetables, bars of soap, and other essentials. We will be restocking this makeshift pantry periodically. Check SPAN's Facebook page for updates: SPAN Facebook Page
Clients with needs besides food: We will be checking our email during our normal operating hours. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need other help.
PLEASE NOTE: We are making decisions one day at a time, and will modify our operations based on recommendations of the Maryland Department of Health. Please check SPAN's Facebook page for our most current updates. SPAN Facebook Page
To our friends and followers: SPAN is committed to serving its community in a way that will maximize benefits while minimizing risk during the coronavirus state of emergency. We will operate during our normal hours, from 10:00am to 1:30pm, until further notice. However, our doors will remain locked. We will conduct transactions through our window, and will streamline the assistance process.
MyBGE is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges until at least May 1. Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has suspended water turnoffs indefinitely. The Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office is not enforcing evictions during this state of emergency.
We anticipate money being our most pressing concern because many local families will be out of work because of layoffs or to care for their children who are home from school. When this crisis is over, we will probably have a large demand for financial assistance with utility shutoffs and evictions.
For the present time, our pantry is well stocked, and we can prepare food bags that clients can pick up from our back porch after they have "checked in." Existing clients and new clients should call first to make sure we can help them. 410-647-0889. We have hand sanitizer and gloves for our personal use, so we will ensure that all food is kept safe. Our food areas are Severna Park, Millersville, Broadneck, and Arnold. We can offer emergency food to those who have no other source.
Check our facebook page for updates.
Please check our Amazon wish list if you'd like to donate needed items: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3161UWH8YXH6Z…
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Kathy Berge of St. Martins-In-The-Field Episcopal Church was named president of SPAN's Executive Board of Directors on January 13, 2020. Her term will last for two years.
Kathy is an Occupational Therapist by profession, who has practiced in the field of psychiatry in Baltimore. Kathy previously served on SPAN's Board of Directors, representing St. Martins-in-the Field. She has been involved with nonprofits for more than 40 years, and is on St. Martin's Outreach Committee, coordinates St. Martin's Winter Relief service for Arundel House of Hope, and currently provides pro bono services to families in need. Kathy has sat on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations for many years and has chaired the Charity Committee for the Foundation for Families. She is currently helping family members set up a charity in Cecil County. We look forward to working with Kathy and continuing to serve our neighbors in need under her leadership.
SPAN's Executive Board for 2020-2022: Kathy Berge-president (St. Martin's), Mike Monahan-vice president(Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church), Karen Hall-secretary (Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church), and John Howland-treasurer (Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Severna Park).
Sharon Tegler from The Capital newspaper recently wrote a great article about Kathy's new position with SPAN. You can read it by clicking here.
For the third year in a row, Severna Park United Methodist Church has sponsored a "Reverse Advent" program, where members of their congregation are given a SPAN bag on the first Sunday of Advent, and instructed to put one item in it every day for SPAN. This year, 352 filled bags were returned, but in reality, there were more, because families added extra bags of their own to their SPAN bags. Our house was bursting at the seams with all the food and toiletries, but that's a wonderful thing! Thanks to Francie and Carl Seaman for spearheading this program, and thanks to the generous donors from SPUMC for their kindness!
We are so proud of SPAN's president of the Board of Directors, Ted Florenz, for being chosen as this month's Volunteer of the Month by the Severna Park Voice newspaper! Ted is finishing up his second two-year term, and we will be sad to see him go, but he has promised to continue being a volunteer! Thanks, Ted, for always giving 110% for SPAN!
To read the article with an interview with Ted, click here: https://www.severnaparkvoice.com/stories/span-volunteer-proud-to-serve-community,30433?
Thank You to all the Turkey Trot Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers, for Making 2019 the Most Successful Race to Date!
Photo by Zach Sparks
Thanks to all of our loyal supporters, the 2019 Stride for SPAN Turkey Trot was our most successful race to date! With a record number of sponsors, donors, and participants, the race grossed over $26,000! This money will all be deposited into SPAN's general fund to be used for local families in need who need assistance with evictions, utility shutoffs and medical/prescription bills.
2019 Turkey Trot Sponsors
Alexander Animal Hospital https://www.alexanderanimalhospital.com/
Assured Partners of Maryland - Moscker Insurance Agency https://www.mosckerinsurance.com/
Severna Park United Methodist Church https://severnaparkumc.org/
SPAN Volunteers donated over $3,000!
Severn Bank https://severnbank.com/
Severna Park Automotive https://www.severnaparkautomotive.com/
Honeybaked Ham Severna Park https://myhoneybakedstore.com/home/
Chick-Fil-a Severna Park https://www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/md/severna-park
Long & Foster of Severna Park - Tim Blanchfield https://www.longandfoster.com/Office/OfficeInfo.aspx?OfficeID=102298
RockWell Fitness https://www.rwfitness.com/
The Matt Wyble Team - Century 21 New Millennium https://www.c21nm.com/teams/matt-wyble-team/
First County Mortgage SOMD https://www.firstcountymortgage.com/Find-A-Branch/Severna-Park,-MD
Marathon Real Estate https://www.annearundellistings.com/
McDonald’s Severna Park https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/restaurant-locator.html
Chesapeake Hearing Centers https://www.helpyourhearing.com/
Fence and Deck Connection https://www.fenceanddeckconnection.com/
Edward Jones Alexis P Lecouras, CFP®, AMS https://www.edwardjones.com/financial-advisor/
Russell, Deasey, Wright & Zitofsky, DDS http://www.thetoothplace.com/
Wright Orthodontics https://www.orthowright.com/
Broadneck Pharmacy https://broadneckrx.net/
Environmental Automotive https://www.environmentalautoservices.com/
Millersville Auto Body https://severnaparkautobody.com/
Lighthouse Car Wash https://www.facebook.com/Lighthouse-Carwash-121148157969889/
Charter Title http://www.chartertitlemd.com/
Savvy Consignment http://savvyconsignment.com/
Paul J. Kinsey, DDS https://www.drpaulkinsey.com/
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi http://jingying.org/
Dr. Brian D. Valle, DDS https://www.drbrianvalle.com/
McCarl Dental Group https://www.mccarldental.com/millersville-dental-office.html
Clement Hardware http://clementhardware.com/
Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery https://secure.sidestreetframers.com/
Café Mezzanotte https://www.cafemezzanotte.com/
Victor and Kathleen Simon
2019 Turkey Trot Prize Donors
Old Tyme Barber
Craft American Eatery
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi
The Great American Car Wash
Squisitos Severna Park
Magothy Wine & Spirits
Kyoto Japanese Steak House
Ledo's Pizza Severna Park
The Breakfast Shoppe
The Big Bean Coffee Shop
Severna Park Lanes
2019 Turkey Trot Food Donors
Be My Guest Catering
Severna Park Giant Food
Severna Park Harris Teeter