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Shutdown Support

January 29, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Catholic Charities offers hope and help to people in crisis.  Now with a generous donation, we are offering support for furloughed government contractors and employees.

Volunteers will work with CC-DC staff to distribute funds, SHARE packages, hot meals, and hope to furloughed federal contractors and federal employees to help make ends meet as a result of the federal government shutdown.


Tuesday, January 29: Catholic Charities Mona Center, 5859 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Greet people as they arrive
  • Explain the assistance available and the process, maintain the line
  • Distribute SHARE grocery packages
  • Conduct a brief in-take interview, record information (such as bills to be paid), enter data in a spreadsheet
  • Serve hot meals to people who want them
  • Direct traffic

Volunteers suitable for this activity are:

  • Kind, friendly adults
  • Crowd control experience welcome
  • Able to follow directions and contribute positive energy to a less than perfect process
  • Able to stand/work on their feet and or work outside for a few hours
  • Able to lift ~30lbs
  • Able to conduct a simple interview, read and assess information, help people make decisions about using limited resources
  • Competent at entering accurate data in a spreadsheet


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January 29, 2019
12:15 pm - 5:00 pm