As someone involved with an independent nonprofit that gets all of its funding from donations, it feels as if we always have our hands out. While we try to show gratitude as much as possible, both in person and by thanking donors with letters and social media posts, there are many generous folks who donate anonymously to SPAN, and their only reward is the feeling of being kind. This column is dedicated to them:
I could write 20 more pages with examples like these, but I’ll leave you with a quote from John Wooden, who said, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”
SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods) is a faith-based nonprofit food pantry and emergency services provider that has been helping local families with eviction prevention, utility turnoffs, prescription needs and food since 1990. SPAN serves Severna Park, Millersville, Arnold, Broadneck and other surrounding areas. SPAN is located behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 400 Benfield Road. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00am-1:30pm. For more information, call 410-647-0889, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow SPAN on Facebook, or visit www.spanhelps.org. Financial donations may be made through the website. Food donations may be dropped off 24/7 using the storage bin behind the building.