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Help Maryland Families During Coronavirus Shutdown

Story by ACSGW and Visitor Staff

Amid the growing number of closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) will remain open starting March 16 to help feed families whose children would otherwise receive free or reduced meals at school during the two-week school closure.

Leaders from the center have requested food and item donations for hygiene kits. Needed supplies include extra soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo, disinfectant wipes, toothpaste and other toiletries to help replenish the supply of hygiene kits that are needed more than ever during this crisis.

Where to Donate

Donate at ACSGW, 501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (perishable items received on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; nonperishable items received 24/7), or in a collection box behind Sligo church, 7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD.


How Columbia Union Entities are Responding

Each conference, school and health care network in the Columbia Union is posting and sharing information to keep members and students informed. Please visit their pages as follows:

Out of an abundance of caution, the Columbia Union Conference office will close from March 16–19. To reach the Visitor staff with news and information, email

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