MD AAHAM-About our Mission to Give Back
The Charitable Committee was formed in 2014 as a way to organize our charitable contributions and further our passion for helping the communities in which we live. The committee’s mission is simple, to offer assistance in the form of resources and financial aid to those in need in areas which Maryland AAHAM members work and live. Our reward is great. Through the few short years we have helped various organizations further their missions of helping Marylanders.
Maryland AAHAM, in it’s continuing effort to support our community was very happy to help a new charitable organization this year during our time on the Eastern Shore! Maryland AAHAM worked with the Diakonia foundation. They have been helping individuals and families in Worchester County and the Lower Shore. They provide them with shelter, food, clothing and resources to rebuild their lives. They are the only comprehensive provider of emergency and transitional housing for men, women and families on the Lower Shore. Maryland AAHAM with the help of our very own Pete Ash worked to provide Diakonia with some much needed supplies to help those they serve. Maryland AAHAM looks forward to working with the great people at Diakonia in the years to come!
The Heather Hurd 5K Spooktacular, Saturday, October 28th, aims to raise public awareness of the perils of distracted driving. The race honors the memory of Heather Hurd who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. There will be something for everyone including a 5K course at Harford Community College that is great for runners and walkers alike. Children will delight in all the treats of the Children's Area, a costume contest, and the chance to take pictures with special guest characters. There will also be exhibitors and interactive displays for all ages. We have worked with this wonderful group in the past and are excited to do so again this year.
St. Joseph School - 5K and Family Walk
Our first charitable event of 2017 took place in Mt. Vista Park on a beautifully clear but cool Sunday morning. MD AAHAM was a proud Silver Sponsor of the St. Joseph School 5K and Family Walk on April 2, 2017. We had a small but enthusiastic group that enjoyed the walk as well as the Easter egg hunt that immediately followed. A big thank you to our one runner, Andrew Rossetti, for tackling the 5K.
Charitable Committee Survey
A survey was sent to our membership in March to gain a better understanding of what charitable causes we would like to work with in the future as well as gauging interest in the multitude of opportunities we could explore. Thank you to all who have responded so far; if you would still like to make your voice heard, you can also reach out to either
It is our goal to ensure that our communities benefit from all your hard work and generosity. We will send out communications as events draw closer so that all who wish to be involved have the chance. Since 2013, we have contributed more than $12,000 to charities around our region, including Calvert Hospice, Back the Blue and the Children’s Hospital. We hope to make 2017 our best year yet, so keep on the lookout for where we head next!
Interested In Becoming Involved?
Maryland AAHAM is looking for hands to help our mission! If you are interested in getting involved we would love to have you.
We are looking for volunteers that are interested in donating their time or resources.
If you have time, ideas or both, please contact,
Erin Miskelly at email@example.com or
Jackie Lauber at Jaclyn.firstname.lastname@example.org