Service Organizations

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Partners In Care is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to help older adults remain in their homes. We do this by providing volunteer assistance with issues such as getting to a medical appointment, grocery shopping and Senior Advocacy to help seniors "navigate" in this every changing and fast paced society. In Caroline County the need is greater than we can serve with the current number of volunteers. WE DO NOT ASSIGN ANY RIDES, IT'S ALL STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. You chose which tasks you would like to do and we make the arrangements. ALL MEMBERS (RIDERS OR DRIVERS) MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Volunteers are COVERED BY OUR VOLUNTEER INSURANCE POLICY. Members who request services must be 50 or older, be ambulatory, AND a good neighbor. A representative of PIC visits the person requesting services in their home to be sure they are eligible. Membership eligibility is NOT INCOME BASED and members must sign a Release of Liability form and a membership agreement. We do no bathing, lifting or anything medical. We like to be able to provide Caroline County Seniors at least 2 rides a month and requests must be made at least 7 to 14 working days in advance. (We do not do emergency requests for contagious sickness.) We think we've pretty much thought of everything you would need to volunteer to help older adults in Caroline County and we hope you will join us. WE NEED YOUR HELP, If you can give us a few hours each week or each month we can do this together We meet at the Library once a month for informing and orientation of volunteers. A notice will be posted announcing the meetings and an RSVP would be very helpful.
Visit our Website at www,partnersincare.org
Contact Nita Webster or Pam O'Brien at 410-822-1803 and find out how you can help older adults in your community. Partners In Care receives local funding from The Caroline Foundation, ThenUnited Way of Caroline County and Choptank Electric.

Contact: 
Nita Webster
410-822-1803
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We sponsor general meetings for parents, families, friends, and members of all ages of the LGBTQ community. Our meetings are held every month on the first Thursday at 7pm at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship at Easton on 7401 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD. Our volunteers reach out to others through Education, Support and Advocacy activities. Inquire about our Speakers and Services!

443-480-3138
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Preston Volunteer Fire Company is 100% volunteer service providing fire, rescue & EMS haz-mat, search and rescue, and extrication services to the community and surrounding areas.

410-673-7874
P.O. Box 44
Preston, MD 21655
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Provides fire and Emergency Medical Services. Also holds a variety of fundraising events. Participates in Caroline Summerfest, & Ridgely Strawberry festival. Fire hall available for public use (rental). Room capacity:150. Table and chairs available. If you are interested in making use of the hall, contact us to request a date/time. You should expect to sign an agreement regarding use and provide a deposit to hold the date. The deposit will be returned after the event, once it is determined that the hall has been returned to a satisfactory condition

Contact: 
Phil Starkey, President
410-364-5612
P.O. Box 226
Queen Anne, MD 21657
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The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.

Meeting Dates, Location and Time:

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.

P.O. Box 143
Ridgely, MD 21660
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To provide emergency fire, rescue and EMS services to the citizens of Caroline and surrounding counties as needed. There is a Junior Cadet program for teenagers ages 12-15. Cadet program starts at age 16. Youth volunteers are accepted at ages 16-18 for Junior Fire Fighter, and those 18 and older can become full members. You must apply to the fire department for admission for their free fire or EMS training, and a background check is required. Persons interested in joining RVFD may print a membership application from our website at www.rvfd400.com and bring complete application to the fire department. A meeting room/Fire hall is available for rent and seats 150 people. Charge is $50 per hour to a maximum of $300 per event. For hall bookings please visit our website or call 410-634-2424.

Contact: 
Eric Kellner, Chief
410-634-2424
P.O. Box 425
Ridgely, MD 21660
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Operates a thrift shop and a food pantry. Proceeds from the thrift shop fund the food pantry. If you are in need of food or clothing, please contact the Samaritan House directly and have ready the following 4 pieces of information: photo id; social security card for everyone in the household; proof of income (tax return, paystubs); and proof of Caroline County residency (utility bill, bank account).

Accepts donation of used clothing, books, toys, and household items in good condition. Recommended food list: tuna, beef stew, pork & beans, corned beef, soup, cereal, jello/pudding, canned milk, rice/beans, canned fruit & vegetables, applesauce, canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, dry spaghetti, peanut butter, jelly, juices, and box mixes of macaroni & cheese and tuna helper. The Samaritan House is a project of the interfaith group United Concerned Christians, and is run completely by volunteers. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

410-479-1251
P.O. Box 52
Denton, MD 21629
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Housed at the Talbot Co. Chamber of Commerce. Provides free, confidential counseling by experienced business executives volunteering their time to help current and prospective small business owners develop effective business plans and create strategies for business growth.

Contact: 
John C. Franke, Chairman, SCORE MidShore
301-651-4443
101 Marlboro Ave.
Suite 53
Easton, MD 21601
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A certificate for routine surgery only will be mailed for use at a participating veterinary hospital. The cost of the certificate is as follows: male cat, $45; female cat, $60, male dog, $60; and female dog, $75. Restrictions do apply. Any charges not covered by the certificate must be paid by the pet owner to the veterinarian. SNAP will provide a list of participating veterinarians in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. SNAP certificates expire 6 months from the date of issue. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your money order or certified check made payable to SNAP. No personal checks are accepted. Call to place a credit card order.

Contact: 
Gail Dunning, President
302-838-6996 - Voice
P.O. Box 686
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
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The sports that are offered are: in the fall, soccer and power lifting; in the winter, basketball; in the spring, aquatics, boccie; in the summer, cycling, kayaking, and golf. All sports are available at no or minimal cost to the athletes. Travel outside the county for practices may be necessary.

410-242-1515 or 1-800-541-7544 (MD Only)