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Leading D.C. Area Nonprofit Melwood Hosts Community In Action Day For National Safety Month

June 30, 2018


Area’s Largest Provider of Job, Development & Recreation Programs for Veterans & People of Differing Abilities Welcomes the Community for Summer Event

On June 30, 2018, Melwood will host its inaugural Community in Action Day in support of National Safety Month. This annual free event will be an interactive day of fun and learning to highlight the critical importance of improving the health and safety of the community, especially for people of differing abilities.

Community in Action Day will bring health and safety demonstrations, games, and awareness tips with Melwood’s partners, including the Forestville Fire Department, District 5 Police Station (Clinton), Abraham Security and more. Other activities will include food trucks, a live DJ, free ice cream, and raffles with prizes. Melwood is the largest nonprofit in Prince George’s County that provides employment and development programs for people of differing abilities and injured veterans in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Since 1963, Melwood has enhanced the lives of thousands of people and created a high-performing job market for people of differing abilities in the metropolitan area.

“As a leading employer of people of differing abilities in the metropolitan area, it’s important that we provide a platform that aims to improve safety for the people we serve and surrounding communities,” said Jermaine Hunter, Vice President of Safety & Risk Management at Melwood. “Our inaugural Community in Action Day will bring together first responders and other safety and security professionals to use hands-on demonstrations and games to improve safety at work and home.”

Community in Action Day is free. Media is invited to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Melwood Main Campus, Upper Employee Parking Lot 5606 Dower House Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Melwood is an AbilityOne 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people of differing abilities and veterans coping with combat-related trauma through job placement, job training, development opportunities, and support services in the D.C. metropolitan area, Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit


June 30, 2018


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