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Free HIV Testing In PG County

Free HIV Testing In PG County

In honor of National HIV Testing Day free HIV testing will be offered at the Clinton Walgreens in Prince George's County on June 27-29 between the hours of 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Prince Georges County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration (IDEHA) have partnered with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to offer free screenings.

“The HIV/AIDS rates in Prince George’s County are too high and it is the goal of my administration to utilize all resources available to make these rates as well as rates of other sexually transmitted diseases decrease,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

According to the CDC, the number of Marylanders diagnosed and living with HIV at the end of 2010 was 30,132. Maryland ranked 2nd among U.S. states and territories in the rate of AIDS diagnoses during 2010.

Vote for WHS Dogs in Best in Shelter Virtual Dog Show June 14-17 to help us win $50,000!

Vote for WHS Dogs in Best in Shelter Virtual Dog Show June 14-17 to help us win $50,000!

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is proud to participate in Best in Shelter, the region's first virtual dog show, starting today! Real animals sponsored by four local animal groups are competing to win cash prizes. WHS has entered four adoptable dogs in the online competition, which will run from June 14-17 at www.BestinShelter.org, and we need your help to win!
 
The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite dog up to once per day. The dog with the most votes will earn $50,000 for his or her shelter! Dogs placing second and third will earn $25,000 and $15,000 for their shelters, respectively.

Here is a sneak peek of the adorable adoptable WHS pups in the competition:

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Tails are Still Wagging from the 25th Annual Bark Ball

Tails are Still Wagging from the 25th Annual Bark Ball

Thank you to everyone who supported the Washington Humane Society’s 25th Annual Bark Ball! With more than 750 guests and 350 of their four-legged friends at the Washington Hilton, this year’s silver anniversary event made history, raising over $500,000 (a new record) to benefit the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society (WHS). We can’t thank our generous community enough for going above and beyond to show how much DC loves DC animals for an incredible two and a half decades.

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

 

Prince George’s County citizens and residents are invited to participate in a free Document Shredding Event on Saturday, June 16.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gwynn Park High School located at 13800 Brandywine Road in Brandywine.

Residents may bring up to five tall kitchen bags or five archive boxes filled with documents to be shredded by mobile trucks from Eco-Shred, LLC and then recycled.

For more information on the Document Shredding Event or other recycling initiatives, call DER’s Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045.

Barbie Is Back!

Barbie Is Back!

Check out this event coming to L2 Lounge in Georgetown.