Prince George’s shelter gets large donation
Prince George’s County, MD – Shepherd’s cove emergency shelter for women and children in Prince George’s county received a ten thousand dollar donation from the Whittenburg Family Trust, allowing the center to expand childcare services, which now is run by a single employee. The donation will facilitate hiring a full time assistant, providing the women in the shelter the chance to go out for job interviews, doctor’s appointment, etc.
Marcia Bailey, a spokesperson for the Whittenburg Family Trust says the donation was primarily in recognition of the the staff members who with limited resources, are able to commit in making programs at the shelter work. She awarded the ten thousand gift to Sharon Westman, the only employee in the daycare and a trip for two to the Carribean to Angela Tibbs, a former resident of the shelter, who is now working there as the neighborhood development coordinator.
Bailey says “We believe that the organization is obviously made up of employees that do a wonderful job and without their service, the organization would’t be able to stand in the community as well as it does”.