About 200 members of Baltimore’s Jewish community celebrated the Ravens’ season opener while helping victims of Hurricane Harvey and others in need.
For its “Day to Unite,” Jewish Volunteer Connection gathered volunteers at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center and other venues around the area to watch the game while participating in volunteer projects to help those in need locally and those affected by Harvey. Activities included writing notes of encouragement, creating toys for displaced animals, and collecting Target and Walmart gift cards to be sent out for distribution.
In addition, at the JCC and other locations around the area, volunteers participated in a trash scavenger hunt, served food and watched the Ravens crush the Cincinnati Bengals 20-0 with local veterans. They also donated school supplies, knit or crocheted hats and scarves, and spent time with seniors.
JVC is a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore that matches volunteers with hands-on service projects. JVC hosts four “Days of Service” throughout the year for volunteerism. On its “Day to Unite,” JVC encourages participants to perform community service while supporting the Ravens.
For information about JVC, visit jvcbaltimore.org or call 410-843-7490.
Photos by Steve Ruark
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