September 12, 2011

CARDIN ATTENDS WEST BALTIMORE CLERGY UNITED’S 5TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL JAM

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BALTIMORE– U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today attended the West Baltimore Clergy United (WBCU) and Feed the Children International’s 5th Annual Back to School Jam.  Thanks to the event, more than 1,200 families received food and toiletries, and 2,100 children received school supplies in preparation for the new academic year. The event was held on the campus of Coppin State University in Baltimore.

“I applaud the West Baltimore Clergy United for hosting the 5th Annual Back to School Jam,” said U.S. Senator Cardin.  “As children and families look forward to another school year, I am committed to making sure our young people have the nutrition, clothing and other supplies that are needed so they can start the new school year fully prepared and ready to learn.”

In addition to food, toiletries and school supplies, families in attendance at the event also received government resource information from representatives from agencies in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, including the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Community health information was also provided at the event.

The West Baltimore Clergy United is a group of 11 churches working together for the betterment of the citizens in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The WBCU undergirds the Mayor and assists with some of the growing problems in the community.

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