With your help, the residents of Gangplank Marina have donated over $41,000 dollars to local charities. The proceeds from this 7th tour will be used to benefit the following charities.
The primary purpose of the PTA is to support the students of Amidon-Bowen Elementary through parent, teacher and community engagement. The PTA is committed to the success of the students, teachers and community. PTA funds have supported enrichment field trips, such as to the Baltimore Aquarium; school-wide child/parent engagement activities, such as Math and Literacy Night and movie nights; after school activities, such as soccer, track and field, math team and cheerleading; and purchases such as new technology including computers and iPads, as well as other supplies and materials to support a robust curriculum.
St. Augustine’s Church Neighborhood Programs
From its founding in 1961, St. Augustine's has been a church willing and eager to be innovative and "out of the box." It has been a racially and economically diverse community of faith from the very beginnings. There are numerous opportunities at St. Augustine's for individual volunteer ministries and its community outreach takes many forms. Members, as well as volunteers from the wider community, oversee a weekly meal program, purchasing food and supplies and preparing breakfast on Sunday mornings for as many as 60 people. Its Bread for Life breakfast program is more than twenty-five years strong.
DC Sail Youth Programs
DC Sail is the community sailing program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation. Its mission is to promote and sustain affordable educational, recreational and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. DC Sail empowers its participants to develop self-respect and sportsmanship, foster teamwork, and cultivate sailing skills and an appreciation for maritime-related activities. DC Sail’s programs are re-connecting people of the metropolitan region to the water. Donations support its Youth Scholarship Program, offering under-served kids the opportunity to learn to sail, boating and water safety as well as an appreciation for our fragile waterway systems.
Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Riverkeeper works to protect the public’s right to clean water in our rivers and streams. It stops pollution to promote safe drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment. Riverkeeper’s mission is for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waterways worldwide. Its belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through grassroots advocacy. The work of Potomac Riverkeeper Network spans the entire almost 15,000 square mile watershed which flows through four states (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia and into the Chesapeake Bay. Riverkeeper’s programs and activities benefit all 5.35 million residents of the Potomac watershed, 75% of whom live in the greater DC metropolitan area, by improving the quality of the water they drink, recreate on and in, and use in their daily lives.
CUMC Southwest 5000 Food Pantry
The Food Pantry of the United Methodist Church in Southwest helps provide groceries, cleaning supplies, and personal items to residents in need, and has been particularly essential throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.