Crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPENCER Volunteer With Parks & People
CREW OF COAST GUARD CUTTER SPENCER VOLUNTEERS AT HOMELESS SHELTER AND PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITY WITH PARKS & PEOPLE MONDAY, JUNE 13
(Baltimore, MD) –The Parks & People Foundation welcomed crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPENCER on Monday, June 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sarah’s Hope, a shelter for homeless women & children in Baltimore and Gilmor Homes, a public housing community. The volunteers planted trees and other plants at Sarah's Hope and cleared invasive plants, bringing the landscaped areas back to life. At Glimor Homes, the group installed a shade cover for the picnic area to provide some relief from the sun for families spending time outdoors at the complex.
“We are so grateful to the crew members of the Spencer for volunteering their time,” said Parks & People Development & Promotions Manager Jean DuBose. “These men and women already work in service to all Americans, so the fact that they want to volunteer during their time off is remarkable and greatly appreciated,” said Ms. DuBose.
The USCGC SPENCER is a 270 foot medium endurance Coast Guard Cutter whose home port is Boston. The cutter and 100 person crew, led by Commander Jeff W. Thomas, are visiting Baltimore for maintenance work on their ship. Recently the USCGC SPENCER returned from a routine patrol in the Caribbean sea after rescuing and assisting in the repatriation of 167 migrants.
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