Sowing seeds for change

The Staff of Choices Academy worked alongside community partner and Salisbury Secretary of Community Gardens Martin Hutchison to begin construction of a greenhouse in which students will grow vegetables starting this fall. The greenhouse is the first of its kind at a Wicomico school, and the project received generous support from the Camden Community Garden and the Church of the Brethren. Choices students will get the experience of growing and eating fresh vegetables, and food services staff is ready to help with preparing fresh vegetables to serve in the lunchroom. What a fantastic outdoor classroom!

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Faunce Foundation Clean-up

Thank you to Craig Faunce and his incredible team of volunteers for 150 days of commitment to cleaning up our wonderful City! Craig relocated to Salisbury from Rockville during the fall of 2020 and almost immediately became an inspiration to Salisbury. Craig embraced his new community by picking up trash – one piece at a time. The best part is that he encouraged others to get involved, and they did! It wasn’t long before Craig’s grassroots effort became known as “Clean Up Salisbury.” During his first month, Craig collected no less than 200 bags of trash, covering the territory between Fruitland and the Rt. 13 Mural at the corner of E. Church and Rt. 13. Craig is such an inspiration to the City of Salisbury and its surrounding communities, and we encourage everyone to get to know Craig and his mission, as well as to get involved with his organization – The Faunce Foundation- named in honor of his parents. Learn more on their website here: https://www.thefauncefoundation.com/

Photo Credit: Craig Faunce/Faunce Foundation

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Your kindness could help keep someone warm & dry

The CESP men’s shelter is in need of your support! They need donations of the following items: socks, shoes, hats, gloves, newspapers, and rain ponchos. Donations can be dropped off to the Langeler Memorial Building at 225 N. Division Street in Salisbury after 5pm daily to Jenna Bowne. They also need men volunteers for overnights: www.tinyurl.com/cespsignup and meals for 30 men, please sign up here: www.mealtrain.com/2y20d8. They are so grateful to everyone who has played a part ensuring that our homeless men don’t die outside this year.

Love comes in many forms…

This is why it’s so vital to shop local businesses when you can!!! Pittsville Ford has continuously let Beyond Your Walls, Inc. borrow a truck to pull their shower trailer, that they use to provide hot showers to the homeless, several times a week. Without their generosity, they would not be able to take the shower trailer to those experiencing homelessness. Sharp Energy has also provided free propane, since the very beginning, so that they have heat and hot water in both of the showers. Without their generosity, they wouldn’t have showers to offer. What an amazing outpouring of love on our homeless! Thank you for being a beautiful example of LOVE in our community!

Bringing JOY to Tidal Health Hospital

Operation We Care stopped by Tidal Health Hospital along with Kind SBY‘s Grace Murdock to deliver care packages to their team! The COVID-19 vaccine clinic received some, and more were reserved for the Pastoral Care Manager John Tyler’s “Tea for the Soul” cart, which brings a moment of refreshment and peace to hardworking nursing units. AMAZING KINDNESS!!! This is what community is all about.

Celebrating Diversity through Literature

Our city wide kindness initiative wants to sprinkle kindness among our schools and little libraries. Check out our Amazon Wish List. Your amazon wish list donations will make a positive difference in our community…one book at a time!

Read more about the Commission’s initiative: http://bit.ly/sbybookinitiative