Yard Sale Fundraiser was a Big Hit

On behalf of USF Inc./Oak Hill House and School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many citizens of Washington County for supporting our first yard sale fundraiser, which took place on July 16 and 17.

We’d also like to thank The Herald-Mail Company for running our ads with consistent excellence. We raised $389.32 thus far, and we are extremely delighted to have so many turn out to tour our agency, interact with our residents and support our event.

We would also like to thank all those who donated items to support our fundraiser, especially T.G. Florist and the neighborhoods near Long Meadow shopping center. Our children and staff enjoyed the pouring out of support.

We are working hard to develop fundraising strategies to purchase our property at 12806 Independence Road and welcome ideas from the community.

Our lease is likely to be terminated in October 2010, and we are finding it difficult to obtain loans despite the financial stability of our programs here in Western Maryland. This initial fundraiser is the start of many efforts at insuring our program remains a viable option for at-risk youth.

We couldn’t have done it without you, Washington County. If anyone would like to continue helping us with donations, grant writing opportunities or other services to further our goal of purchasing our property, feel free to contact me personally at 12806 Independence Road, Clear Spring, Md., 21722 or 301-582-4980.

Courtney Wiggins

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