Exciting Highlights from The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie's Spectacular Summer Event!
Summer days just got a whole lot brighter in Glen Burnie, thanks to The Salvation Army's remarkable community event held on August 27, 2023 at The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie. The atmosphere was filled with joy and positivity as families, friends, and neighbors gathered at this heartwarming occasion. The event, hosted by The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie, brought together people from all walks of life to enjoy a day of fun, connection, and giving back to the community.
No community event is complete without delicious food, and The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie certainly didn't disappoint.
The event also held a significant opportunity for the young members of the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Glen Burnie was on-site, registering kids for a journey of growth, learning, and companionship. This community event had about 100 children and their families in attendance. Many enjoyed the bounce house and slide which was kindly monitored by Pasadena Assembly of God. Pasadena Assembly of God also provided water, Ice, and $500 donation to The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie. ,
Another volunteer group from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church managed food distribution and served delicious nacho and cheese, popcorn, hot dogs and snowballs.
The Boys and Girls Club of Glen Burnie was also there to provide information about after School daycare registration. Our Boys and Girls club representatives also gave away free Back-to-School book bags filled with paper, pens, notebooks, erasers, calculators, and crayons to kids who are in need.
Not only that but The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie also gifted Pathway of Hope clients $25 or $50 gift card to Walmart depending on the size of their family. Our Pathway of Hope clients also entered a drawing and gave away eight $25 gift Cards, three $50 gift cards and five bikes. All attendees also received free trolls toys, scrapbooks, mugs, and cups.
While summer was in full swing, The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie reminded everyone that it's never too early to spread holiday cheer. Attendees had the unique opportunity to sign up for the Angel Tree Christmas program, ensuring that children in need would experience the magic of the season through thoughtful gifts and gestures of kindness.
“This was a remarkable year at The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie,” said Nina Christian, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland. “We’re grateful for the in-kind donations we received from various organizations and the wonderful volunteer organizations that carved time out of their schedule to help us with this event. It really does take an Army to help our local community.”
The Salvation Army of Glen Burnie's summer event was a shining testament to the power of community, compassion, and collaboration.