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Civic Engagement & Outreach

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Our Mission

Through this Committee, we are reminded that each of us is part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community – locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

 

Hungry & Homeless| Citizenship | Military | Crime & Safety

Supported in the Past*

The Needy, Hungry & Homeless

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry

  • Center Point Food for Thought

  • Christmas Giving

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger

  • HOPE Center Food Pantry

  • Isaiah 58

  • Salem Farmers Market

  • St Anne's Food Pantry

Citizenship

  • Boys and Girls Club of Salem

  • Bridging the Horizon

  • Salem Chamber of Commerce

  • Field of Dreams

  • Firefighters Appreciation

  • Hampstead Historical Society

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation

  • Salem Animal Rescue League

  • Salem Historical Society

  • Salem Holiday Parade

  • Salem Pride (School District)

Crime Prevention, Safety & Disaster Preparedness

  • Brigid's House of Hope

  • Police Comfort Dog

Military Personnel & Veterans

  • Blue Star Mothers Wreath

  • Homeland Heroes

  • Operation Care for Troops

  • Women's Veteran Program

* A donation in the past is not a guarantee of a future donation.

Current Projects

Coming soon as we ramp up for our new year!

Completed Projects

2022-2023

  • Shopped for End 58 Hours of Hunger to meet a specific need

  • Created cards with information about Memorial Day, including a flag pin.

  • Designed and delivered thank-you baskets for poll workers on election days.

  • Purchased, prepared, and cooked a meal once a month for Family Promise, Nashua.

  • Completed the "family room" project at Family Promise.

  • Participated in the Salem Thanksgiving Parade

The four ‘broad strokes’ of this effort include:

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Citizenship

The Civic Engagement and Outreach Committee offers community service announcements. GFWC is a nonpartisan, nondenominational organization. Clubwomen are allowed to advocate for policies or legislation, but NOT allowed by law to endorse candidates or engage in partisan politics.

On Fire

Crime Prevention, Safety & Disaster Preparedness

Personal safety is a concept that we all need to have to feel at peace and minimally comfortable. Many people know of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which places safety and security second on the list after satisfying our physiological needs - biological requirements for human survival. Today, this means being able to sleep at night without being threatened, having job security, as well as mental, health, and emotional well-being.

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Military Personnel & Veterans

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.” — Harry Truman

Image by Nick Fewings

The Needy, Hungry & Homeless

A few of the members of the Civic Engagement & Outreach "being the power of good!"

January Spotlight Information

We highlighted the following organizations this year at our January 2023 meeting

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Brigid’s House of Hope is a long term, transitional safe house for survivors of Human Trafficking in New Hampshire and surrounding areas.

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End 68 Hours of Hunger addresses the food shortage children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning, 68 hours later.

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Family Promise

Through safe housing and education, Family Promise guides families as they break the cycle and rise from homelessness to sustainable independence.  

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The Homeland Heroes Foundation offers an array of supportive services to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families in their time of need to help restore a sense of community, independence, and well-being at home.

Watch the videos from the January presentations! Thank you to channel SCTV-17 and Susan McLoughlin for filming our presentations.

Contacts

End 68 Hours of Hunger

Tara Bazydlo, Deb Payne

603-893-7040

SalemNH@end68hoursofhunger.org

Brigid’s House of Hope

Bethany Cottrell, Ashley Emery

603-689-8728

Bethany@brigidshouseofhope.org

 

Family Promise

Pam Wellman, Matt Hodgkiss

603- 883-7338

pamela.wellman@familypromisesnh.org

 

Homeland Heroes

Julie Weymouth

603- 458-1275

Julie@homelandheroesfoundation.org

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