October 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés: ‘Charity Should Be About the Liberation of the Receiver’

While meeting with students at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville on Monday, José Andrés of Bethesda—celebrity chef famous for feeding areas suffering from poverty and natural disaster—talked about starting the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen. World Central Kitchen responds to areas struck by poverty and natural disaster by sending relief chefs to feed […]

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October 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Mary of Nazareth School Raises Money for Haiti (PHOTO)

Students at Mary of Nazareth Catholic School in Darnestown recently raised some money to help the island nation of Haiti, following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Stevie Orsini, an eighth grade student at the school, spearheaded the Help Haiti campaign, which raised $2,600 from students who donated for “out-of-uniform” privileges. The students then used their […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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July 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Local Businessman Honored for Helping Rebuild Haiti

Harold Charles, president and CEO of Silver Spring-based CEEPCO Contracting, LLC, was honored by the Montgomery County Council after he was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year. “It’s a great great honor and it really really helps us to try […]

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January 24, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

HavServe in Silver Spring Lends Helping Hand to Haiti

HavServe in Silver Spring takes their drive for giving back from Montgomery County to Haiti, supporting community-led development through volunteerism in least developed countries. The organization’s current goal is to encourage children in Haiti to attend and stay in school. I caught up with volunteers from HavServe at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center MLK Day […]

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