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Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

Mocha
One-year-old foster pup Mocha found a forever home this week! We are so grateful to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his DC staff, our first official Congressional foster office, for taking great care of Mocha and supporting our mission. We love our incredible growing team of life-saving foster volunteers!

Tom, formerly Pie
“Last summer I helped cat Pie find an adoptive family in College Park, MD. They have renamed him Tom because he looks like the 'Tom' in Tom and Jerry.  Pie quickly became friends with the couple's dog Sydney, and here are the two of them lying together on the bed.”
-Ann Curtsinger, WHS Foster Volunteer

Spiro
Spiro, a New York Avenue adoption center alumni, joined a recent PACK run!

Gretel

Alexandria's Food Delivery Program Now Serves on Sunday

Alexandria's Food Delivery Program Now Serves on Sunday

The City of Alexandria’s Meals on Wheels program has reached a major milestone.

Meals on Wheels has long since been delivering food to registered recipients five days a week, but this past weekend, they delivered food on Sunday for the first time ever.

Meals on Wheels is a nationally reproduced model for preventing home-bound senior citizens from experiencing malnourishment and chronic hunger by providing freshly prepared, nourishing meals.

The Alexandria location is led by Senior Services of Alexandria with Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Restaurant Depot, and Tasteful Affairs Catering.

“We don’t tend to think about tasks such as grocery shopping and food preparation as we get ready for our later years, but we should. One of the hard parts about aging is that your financial situation, health, and support systems can change rapidly,” said Janet Barnett, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria.

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

The Foster Experience
By Kirsten Stade, WHS Volunteer

My boyfriend Florian and I have been fostering dogs in the DC area since early 2008, first with several rescue groups and now with the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  These four years have contained their share of urine-stained furniture; shredded electronics, upholstery, and a passport; uprooted landscaping; and seemingly futile efforts at peacekeeping in a household with what some would say is too many critters under one roof. But above the sometimes deafening chaos, I have never questioned what I believe is a defining truth: fostering animals is the most important thing I can do in this lifetime.

WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

Meet wonderful Washington Humane Society alumni this week! Want a new way to see more happy endings? This month we are celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Adopt your new best feline friend for no adoption fee during June (cats age 2 and older)!

Bam

“It's been a long time since I gave you an update on Bam's progress—he is doing amazing as you will see in his picture! He visits the vet and scores great in all around health and he continues to amaze me each and every day. He is now without a doubt my perfect companion.”
-Andrew Thompson  

Read more about Bam’s story in our Winter Scoop newsletter.

Maya

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

 

The Maryland Wineries Association is hosting a farmer’s market style event, Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL in North Beach, Md., on Saturday July 16th.

The event will feature agricultural products, over 400 local wines, seasonal ingredients, local farmers, and regional chefs.

“This beach side town is only 20 miles from Annapolis, and the perfect back drop for this event,” said Jade Ostner, event coordinator at the Maryland Wineries Association. 

The event is FREE, and attendees can shop the market and enjoy live music all day long.