Service to America
“We want a society founded on service.”
- Eugenia Washington, DAR Founder
Our chapter has performed an average of 1500 hours of community service a year for the last 5 years:
- Honored Veterans at Rolling Thunder
- Placing wreaths at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery with Weaths Across America
- Jug Bay Walk for Wildlife at Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
- "Puppy petting" at the Warrior Canine Connection
- Transcribing tombstones at St. John’s Church Cemetery, Fort Washington, Maryland
- Participating in the American Indian Festival
- Cleaning up the grounds and front gate at Harmony Hall Manor
- Working with Faith United Methodist Church, Accokeek, MD in assembling essentials bags for the homeless
- Donating items to Andrews Attic* and the Family Justice Center of Prince George's County**
*Andrews Attic is a 501(c)3 which operates a free thrift shop to serve active duty military, as well as full and part time National Guard and Reserve, in the rank of E-6 and below. The Attic is not a military or government entity but a group of volunteers who serve our military population by operating this thrift shop supported by community donations and other non-profit donors. They supply gently used household items, toys, linens, clothing, uniforms, electronics and books to help ease the financial burden of our enlisted families. Every month they serve approximately 600 families.
**Harmony Hall Chapter celebrated DAR National Day of Service and recognized National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by donating fifty (50) reusable shopping bags, each filled with a toiletry kit (wash cloth, soap/gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, safety razor and tissues); additional fifty-four (54) reusable shopping bags for future use; additional fifty (50) individual toiletries and a box of school supplies to the Family Justice Center in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland. FJC was established as an initiative of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County as a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary organization to enhance the provision of services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse in the aftermath of trauma and victimization.