Holiday on Duty seeking donations -- Gazette.Net


Help provide meals for public safety personnel.

Since 1999, the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce has run Holiday on Duty, a program that collects money from the community and provides meals for public safety personnel during the holidays. Every dollar collected goes directly to purchasing the holiday meals for Montgomery County police stationed in the area, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad and Kensington Volunteer Fire Department.

During these times, most eating establishments in the area are closed, making it difficult for them to locate restaurants open for meals while on duty.

The Chamber urges everyone to donate to this program to say "Thank You" to those who work to protect us while we are celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Make checks payable to: Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce, reference: Holiday on Duty, and mail to: 2401 Blueridge Ave., Suite 101, Wheaton, MD 20902

For more information, contact Ellen Riger, Holiday on Duty chairwoman, at 301-318-7103.