Mount Airy, MD . April 1, 2020 | The Mount Airy Main Street Association (MAMSA) recently made a $2,500 donation to the Mount Airy Net to aid in their mission serve locals in need within the greater Mount Airy region. "As a community, we should always look out for one another and those in need," said Kelly M. Patrick, MAMSA's president, "and, that is even more evident in these uncertain times brought on by COVID-19." The MAMSA Board voted last week to donate the funds immediately to help alleviate the burden brought on by the economic downturn during the pandemic combined with the certain increase of people in need facing financial hardships.
"Our thoughts are with all effected. We know there are rough days ahead for everyone within our community including those who may be out of work because of the mandated closure of Maryland's non-essential businesses to curb the outbreak," continued Patrick. "We invite others to make a financial donation to the Mount Airy Net if it is within their means." The monetary donations would help the Net to purchase food and everyday essentials and assist with paying utility bills.
Keeping the Community Safe - On Sunday, March 29, the decision was made by the Mount Airy Net to not accept any donations of food, toiletries or paper products for the time being due to the increased spread of the Coronavirus.
"This measure will cut down on the amount of people in and out, and will allow most of our volunteers to remain safe at home," said Sue Veres, Mount Airy Net's executive director. The families the Net assists will be served in a drive-thru method without having to step out of their cars.
"The community has stocked us up pretty good for now," conveyed Veres. "We want to do as much as possible to still serve those in need, but protect them and the community. We appreciate everyone's ongoing support and prayers."
The Mount Airy Net encourages those who would like to make a monetary donation to give through its website at MtAiryNet.org or send a check to Mt. Airy Net, Inc., 403 S. Main St.
Mount Airy, MD 21771.
The Mount Airy Net is a cooperative network of churches, civic organizations, and individuals providing a safety net of support and services for those in need. Mount Airy Net operates within the Town of Mount Airy, and serves the four counties (Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Howard) that directly surround the Town. It provides local help for food, clothing, shelter, utilities and other essentials. Learn more at MtAiryNet.org.
Mount Airy Main Street Association (MAMSA) members are a dedicated group of volunteer residents and business owners interested in working with the Town and other stakeholders to revitalize Historic Downtown Mount Airy's business district. MAMSA strives to establish Downtown as a gathering place and center of community life, promote commerce for local businesses, sponsor cultural events for residents and visitors, and create a small town destination that is easily accessible by car, bike, and foot. MAMSA is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization registered with the State of Maryland. Learn more, become a member, visit MountAiryMainStreet.org.