June 8, 2017 Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Landscape Makeover from The Home Depot Foundation
Charlotte Hall, MD- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, an assisted living and nursing program located in St. Mary’s County, received today a landscape makeover from The Home Depot Foundation. More than 100 Team Depot Volunteers, along with military volunteers, participated in the makeover refreshing entrances, courtyards and gardens. Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George W. Owings III, presented to The Home Depot Foundation a citation from Governor Larry Hogan thanking the Foundation for the generous financial donation and volunteer support.
“I would like to thank Home Depot for their shared commitment to serving our veterans,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “These contributions, including a generous grant, landscape makeover, and continued volunteer support will have a positive and lasting impact for the residents and staff of Charlotte Hall.”
“On behalf of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, I would like to thank The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot Volunteers for this generous landscape makeover,” said Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George Owings. “Receiving this grant improves the landscape of the Home making it more inviting and enjoyable for our veterans who have valiantly served this nation and who now call Charlotte Hall home.”
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $198 million in veteran causes. Along with the help of Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, it has transformed more than 33,000 homes and facilities for veterans. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit partners to create and improve housing for wounded, aging and senior veterans. In May of this year, Charlotte Hall VeteransHome was selected to receive a $27,000 grant and Team Depot Volunteer support to beautify the grounds of the home. Joining Team Depotwere local military volunteers.
About the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs: The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is a State Government Executive Department with a service mission to assist veterans, active duty service members, their families and dependents, in securing benefits earned through military service. Under the Department of Veterans Affairs are five major programs: the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Program; Charlotte Hall Veterans Home; the Veterans Service and Benefits Program, Outreach and Advocacy Program, and the Maryland Veterans Trust.
February 16, 2017 Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepts Online Donations
ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Giving back to veterans and their spouses who have given so much through their service has never been easier. Charlotte Hall Veterans Home now accepts monetary donations online
. Charlotte Hall is a program sponsored by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, providing assisted living and skilled nursing, long-term care services to Maryland veterans and eligible spouses. Donations play an integral role in ensuring residents enjoy the comforts of life in or outside of the home. Medical services, final honors arrangements, and personal care items such as toiletries and clothing are some of the ways funds received support residents.Prior to opening the online channel for donations, those wishing to support the home were required to complete a paper donation form, enclose a paper check and return it via mail or in person. The online donation page is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, accepting all major credit and debit cards, and electronic checks. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home can visit http://charhall.org
“We realize that times have changed and when people are motivated to give, they want and expect to do so immediately, using their smartphone or by visiting the organizations webpage. We couldn’t be more pleased to offer citizens, businesses, and other organizations the flexibility to express their support for our home in the way they see fit,” said Sharon Murphy, Director of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. “Donations help us help Maryland veterans and their spouses when they need it most. With the implementation of online donations, we are hopeful to extend our reach to help even more.”
The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home donation application was developed for the state of Maryland at no cost by NIC Maryland, through the self-funded digital government services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
For additional questions or concerns regarding donations, please contact the Director of Volunteer Services, Ashley Radano, at (301) 884-8171, ext. 664. Thank you for continuing to support this valuable program.About NIC Maryland
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October 4, 2016 Availability of burial sites for Jewish Veterans update
The Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery no longer has independently apportioned burial sites for Jewish Veterans. If it is the wish of a Jewish Veteran or family member to be interred in an apportioned section, there are limited burial sites available at the Cheltenham and Crownsville Veterans Cemeteries. The practice of establishing reserved sections for certain categories of individuals is prohibited at all Veteran Affairs National Cemeteries and grant funded State Veteran Cemeteries. The US Department of Veterans Affairs no longer allows apportioning sections of a cemetery to Jewish Veterans. In order for the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to meet eligibility criteria for a 100% funded grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Maryland must certify compliance with Section 39.11 of Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations including all Federal Statutes relating to non-discrimination. Please forward questions relating to this information to Chris Piscitelli, Cemetery Program Director, 410-923-6981.