<ro>Volunteer with KEEN
<lst><b>Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
Come and make a difference by working with kids and young adult athletes with disabilities. KEEN has provided sports from soccer to tennis to swimming to the martial arts for area athletes with disabilities. No athletic experience or prior training is required for volunteers, and volunteers need not make long-term commitments, although many get hooked — there have been five marriages between KEEN volunteers in the 14-year history of the Washington, D.C. area chapter. Visit the Web site for this weekend’s KEEN activities and locations.
<ro>Give Back to the Canal
<lst><b>C&O Canal Association's Volunteers in the Park
Call Jim Heins at 301-949-3518 or Steve DeLanoy at 301-530-6862
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Joggers, birders, bikers, day-trippers, hikers, and historians of all ages love the C&O Canal, and now there’s a way to give back. The C&O Canal Association’s Volunteers in the Park leads monthly upkeep and maintenance projects along the canal. Sessions are aimed to be pleasant, rewarding, and somewhat informal — no volunteer is obligated to commit to multiple projects.
<ro>Lend a Hand at the Farm
<lst><b>Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary
15200 Mt. Nebo Road, Poolesville
Contact Terry Cummings at 301-428-8128 for volunteer opportunities
The farm animals at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary need care, feeding and cleaning from dedicated humans. On the farm, volunteers are also needed for mowing, trimming, fencing around the farm and various administrative tasks. Families and individual are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Terry Cummings for volunteer opportunities and more information.
<lst><b>American Red Cross,
1-800-GIVE-LIFE (to schedule a donation)
More than 125 years after Clara Barton founded the Red Cross, blood supply levels are at a critical low. The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the American Red Cross is offering all blood program participants an exclusive “Be the One We Count On” t-shirt. Give blood and become eligible to win $100 worth of free gas in a weekly drawing, while providing an invaluable service to the community. Information about Regional Blood Donor Centers or community blood drive locations and times can be found on the Web site.