Family Volunteer Day ~ 2016
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In November 2016, we hosted our first Family Volunteer Day. We gathered volunteers from across Baltimore City and County. Each family sorted and packaged food and toiletries for families in the mountains of the Dominican Republic and families in the cities of Haiti. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti killing hundreds and leaving survivors homeless and without basic necessities. These families were already suffering from the effects of the recent cholera epidemic, earthquake and ongoing poverty. While the Dominican Republic has been spared the natural disasters that have devastated Haiti, poverty is extremely high for native Dominicans and for the majority of the Haitians who have crossed the border seeking a better life. An inequitable distribution of wealth, corruption and limited social programs have contributed to the financial conditions of many Dominicans. Family Volunteer Day, provided MBM another opportunity to assist those in need.
Parents were able to engage in acts of service providing their children with a great lesson on serving others. We packaged over 300 bags of supplies. We are already looking forward to the 2017 Family Volunteer Day.. Plan NOW to join us!