News and Updates

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Worcester County GOLD’s 2020 Board of Directors Officers

Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity) is happy to announce that its board of directors elected officers for 2020. Bethany Didriksen of Pedar B. Didriksen, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was elected President; Donna Nordstrom with Atlantic General Hospital was elected Vice President; Amanda Kiesewetter of Bergey & Company was re-elected to the role of Treasurer; and Shannon Wright, American Sign Language Interpreter, Orientation & Mobility Specialist, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapist continues in her role as Secretary.

GOLD’s volunteer board members ensure effective fiscal management and accountability for the organization. Members share their expertise from diverse fields to ensure effective services and assist with fundraising activities. The dedication and work of this board strengthens GOLD’s ability to successfully provide services for Worcester County residents, who live in poverty circumstances, during times of critical need and crisis situations.

Additional board members include Roberta Baldwin, Worcester County Department of Social Services; Barry Laws, Pocomoke River Canoe Company; Pam Marshall, Community Leader; Caleb Miller, Bank of Ocean City; Nicole Selby, Worcester County Board of Education; Terri Westcott, Register of Wills for Worcester County; and Chris Woodley of Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, LLP. Carol Jacobs, previous President, retired from the board after serving for more than eight years.

It is only with the support of our generous community that Worcester County GOLD was able to provide gifts for 357 families who live in poverty circumstances in Worcester County, Maryland. During the 2019 Helping Hands for the Holidays Program, 640 children and 80 vulnerable adults received gifts and food to enhance and brighten their holiday season.


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Worcester County GOLD is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Coastal Style Magazine! We are grateful!

Hearts Of Gold

Worcester County Bar Association Partners with GOLD to Provide Thanksgiving Turkey Meals 

Feeling grateful for the generosity and volunteer time of Dave Gaskill and members of the Worcester County Bar Association for donating/sorting/bagging 265 frozen turkeys and food items to help 265 Worcester County families, who live in low-income circumstances, to enjoy a delicious, nutritious Thanksgiving Holiday meal… for the 22nd year! We greatly appreciate help from students from Snow Hill High School and our partners at the Worcester County Department of Social Services for assisting with packing food bags, deliveries, and distribution!!!! The 265 Thanksgiving meals provided food for 479 adults and 407 children.

Worcester County Gold Provides Over 430 Children with School Supplies During The 20th Annual School Supplies for Students Campaign

A million thanks go out to everyone in our community who joined with Worcester County GOLD to provide backpacks filled with grade-level appropriate school supplies to ensure that children, whose parents/guardians are experiencing financial hardship, have the tools necessary to achieve academic success and to blend in with their peers.

With the help of our generous community, the 2019 School Supplies for Students Program has provided over 430 backpacks filled with school supplies to assist children in need, and we are filling more requests daily.

Appreciation goes out to Hair Cuttery for their donation of 300 coupons for a free shampoo, haircut, and blow dry so that children! The children who received the coupons are excited to start school with a fresh haircut!

The 5th Annual GOLD on the Green Was A Success! We are sincerely grateful!

A million “Thanks!” goes out to everyone who supported our 5th Annual GOLD on the Green Golf Tournament at the Ocean City Golf Club – Newport Bay Course on Wednesday, June 19th!