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Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Service

Joins Statewide Day to Serve Initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD –¬†National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, celebrates the cultures and contributions of the Hispanic and Latino American communities in the United States. In Maryland, the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs will be recognizing the month with service.

“This year, our commission wanted to embrace the spirit of service and volunteer each week in a different Maryland Hispanic community,” says Lorena Rivera, director of the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. “We’re giving back to the very groups being celebrated by National Hispanic Heritage Month.”

Saturday, September 17: La Clínica del Pueblo/Hyattsville Health Center
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
2970 Belcrest Center Dr., Suite 301, Hyattsville, MD 20782

Saturday, September 24: Catholic Charities and SHARE
5:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SHARE Warehouse at 3222 Hubbard Road, Landover, MD 20485

Friday, September 30: Project Homeless with United Way and BGE
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street – West Wing, Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday, October 8: Centro de Ayuda (Center of Hope)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church at 1740 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401

The commission’s service coincides with Day to Serve, an annual, month-long community service initiative in which Maryland joins Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia – for a fifth consecutive year – in encouraging its residents to get out and volunteer. Whether it’s for half a day, one weekend, or a different project each week, every effort counts. The three states and Washington, D.C., track the number of volunteers, hours served, pounds of food donated, and more in a friendly competition.

To learn more about Day to Serve, visit goci.maryland.gov/dts.


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