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Glen Mar Golf Classic Benefit for Grassroots Set for May 13

Glen Mar Golf Classic Benefit for Grassroots Set for May 13

Timbers of Troy is setting for tournament and awards luncheon

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic, set for Monday, May 13, at the Timbers of Troy Golf Course in Elkridge. The event, hosted by Glen Mar United Methodist Church, will benefit Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center which shelters individuals and families who are homeless.

The tournament includes a continental breakfast, silent auction, and luncheon. In addition to trophies for the three foursomes having the lowest scores, prizes will be awarded to the Winning Senior Team and Winning Women’s Team and for ‘longest drive’ and ‘closest to the pin’ for men and women. There will also be the opportunity to win prizes for a hole-in-one, a putting contest, and a “circle-of-cash”.The format is “Captain’s Choice” (scramble); senior’s and women’s tee boxes will be permitted. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30. The tournament fee is $135 per player, or $540 per foursome. Non-golfers may attend at $25 per person to join the luncheon and participate in the silent auction.

A buffet lunch, silent auction, and awards program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Sponsorships are available from $2,500 and up for the Benefactor level to $250 for hole sponsorship. All proceeds cleared from tournament sponsorships, fees, and the silent auction will support operations at Grassroots, which aids local families in crises.

Golfers can register online at www.glenmargolfclassic.com.

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the 11th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake… Continue Reading

County Executive Ball Announces $1 Million Grant to Expand Opioid Crisis Services

COLUMBIA – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that the Howard County Health Department has received a State Opioid Response Grant in the amount of $1,094,655 from the Maryland Department of Health to establish 24-hour crisis services at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center for substance abuse, with an emphasis on opioids. Grassroots is currently Howard… Continue Reading

Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Women leaders to hear update on suicide prevention services and emergency shelter programs   Seasons 52 at The Mall in Columbia is hosting a Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for women on Monday, Nov. 26, from 5-7 p.m., to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The event will include an update by Executive Director Ayesha Holmes… Continue Reading

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Information and measurement company contributes 2,074 food items to shelter’s pantry The Hunger Action Month Committee of Nielsen Company, a long time supporter of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, recently held a drive at its Columbia and Hanover offices to collect food for people residing in the Grassroots shelter on Freetown Road in Columbia. The team… Continue Reading

Grassroots Elects Nicholas Langhauser President of Board

Dottie Paxton, John Cheek and Libby Boswell also elected officers of crisis intervention center The Board of Directors of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected Nicholas Langhauser President. Langhauser is the Chief Financial Officer and Business & Communication Services Department Head of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Columbia resident Dottie C. Paxton, Vice… Continue Reading

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Restaurant honors local community’s first responders Mission BBQ in Columbia’s Dobbin Center recently donated $2,521.11 to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center from its Hometown Hero Red Cup Sales, which honor first responders. Mission BBQ supports organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the community. Mission BBQ staff members (from l.) Nathan Finkelsen, John Kendrick… Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendar — Lots of Ways to Support Grassroots Coming in the Weeks Ahead

November 1-December 31 — Grassroots Holiday Appeal — Grassroots depends upon the generosity of individual and group donations in order to provide free services for all the people it helps. If you are on the newsletter list, you will receive an electronic message soon asking you for your financial support. If you aren’t one yet,… Continue Reading

United Way Volunteers Install Pathway at Grassroots

United Way Volunteers Install Pathway at Grassroots

During United Way of Central Maryland‘s recent annual Day of Action, volunteers installed a new pathway of stepping stones connecting the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center property on Freetown Road and the back parking lot. The group also removed large rocks from the Children’s Playground. For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has… Continue Reading