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Letter To The Editor: Community support for cause saluted

Community support for cause saluted

A community is not just defined by its geographic proximity; it is defined by its willingness to work together for the betterment of the whole. This past spring, I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the compassion of our community during a Stephen Decatur High School sponsored beach supply drive benefiting Believe in Tomorrow.

Our Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation – Ocean City Chapter is truly a magical place where families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses can enjoy a stress-free vacation in our beautiful area. At the conclusion of our drive, we were able to fill two large SUVs with toiletries, beach towels, buckets and shovels, beach toys, games, cards, books, sunscreen, and other goodies for our visiting families to enjoy.

I would like to especially thank the following people and organizations for their help in sponsoring this drive and for their extraordinary kindness:

Mary Brown and Amanda Koontz, Believe in Tomorrow Program Managers

Home Depot, Berlin location

Debbie Donahue, Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Director

Ocean Pines Recreation Center

Ocean Pines families and surrounding community

Walmart, Berlin location

Jamie Thompson, Stephen Decatur High School Volunteerism Coordinator

Mandi Wells, Stephen Decatur High School Testing Coordinator

Thomas Sites, Stephen Decatur High School Principal

Brandan Foley, Stephen Decatur High School student

SDHS Mu Alpha Theta

SDHS National English Honor Society

SDHS National Honor Society

SDHS student body & staff

Brooke Berquist
Stephen Decatur High School junior
Believe in Tomorrow
student advocate