On Friday, October 1, State senators Arthur Ellis, 28th Legislative District and Jack Bailey, 29th Legislative District, presented Lifestyles Of Maryland Incorporated with a Maryland Senate Resolution recognizing the opening of the LifeStyles Center in White Plains and wishing the organization continued success in uplifting the community.

Sandy Washington, Executive Director of Lifestyles Maryland, Inc. received the resolution on behalf of the center and expressed her gratitude for the help from the community and the Maryland Senate in their two-year effort to open the center as a welcoming shelter for the homeless and needy of Charles County.

Senator Ellis said, “I was pleased to participate in the grand opening of the first comprehensive homeless shelter for Families in Charles County.

“I am also pleased to be the bill sponsor in the Senate of Maryland of a grant of $200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) to Lifestyles Inc. to complete the Shelter.

He continued, “This grant, with all funding coming from the Senate of Maryland for $200,000.00, comprises 55% of the total construction cost of the Shelter. Congratulations Sandy and Lifestyles.”

The guest speaker at the opening event was First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan, followed by presentations by the Senators, Charles County Delegation Members, and the Charles County Commissioners.

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