UNITED COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Attention Colonial District Scouters!
United Community Ministries has alerted me to another food drive taking place in October, and they verymuch need help from Alexandria Cub Packs. Here's the deal:
Giant Food will be sponsoring 5 collection sites for the UCM food drive on the weekends of October 17-18, and October 24-25. However, UCM needs cub scouts to man the tables from 10 am to 6 pm on those days. They suggest 2-hour shifts, with adult supervision, of course. The Giant stores in question are:
the one on Van Dorn Street near Duke; the one in Bradlee Shopping Center; the one in the Hamlets, in Alexandria's west end; the one in the north end of Old Town; and the one near the YMCA on Monroe Street.
UCM is desperate for help! Contact at UCM is: Sue Kelley, at 703/768-7106, x 327. Fax number is 703/768-4788.
Any help you can give to UCM in advance of the Scouting for Food project on November 7 and 14 would be greatly appreciated! This is an excellent opportunity to get your cubs involved in the community service for which scouting has been famous since its founding.
Yours in Scouting, Pete Farnham Colonial District Coordinator, Scouting for Food, 1998