La Plata Police Department Honors Local Community Difference Makers During Black History Month: Sandy Washington – Southern Maryland News Net

The La Plata Police Department honors local community Difference Makers during Black History Month: LPPD Honors Ms. Sandy Washington.

Ms. Sandy Washington has worked and lived in the Southern Maryland community for over 35 years to meet its needs. His background in social work and his desire to serve was the driving force in establishing an organization that would utilize these gifts.

In 1998, she co-founded LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to provide compassionate programs and services that meet the needs of those underserved in our community, resulting in help, hope and transformation. Although the organization is located in La Plata, MD, it provides assistance to residents of southern Maryland. Ms. Washington and the organization have been recognized throughout the state of Maryland for their dedication to serving the homeless, from street outreach to more permanent housing initiatives.

She is vice president of the Maples Foundation and Maples Limited Liability Corp., which provides affordable senior housing to more than 93 seniors in Charles County. His knowledge of organizational development allowed him to develop the Alzheimer regional office in southern Maryland, before founding LifeStyles. Ms. Washington has received a number of gubernatorial appointments, including the Judicial Nominating Committee and the Medical Cannabis Commission. She was inducted into the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Philanthropy Hall of Fame in 2017. She works closely with local and state government agencies and community organizations. During her appointments to local, state and federal committees, Ms. Washington has remained close to the community and put the needs of the community first.

Ms. Washington also serves on the Board of Directors for the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Dorchester Community Center as Vice Chair of the Indian Head Grocery Initiative Advisory Board; and she also chairs the Regional Homeless Coalition representing Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties.

Ms. Washington was nominated by Health Secretary Dennis Schrader to serve on the Maryland Department of Health’s advisory committee on minority health; Appointed by Governor Hogan to the Judicial Nominating Committee, Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council and as a cancer survivor to serve as Commissioner on Medical Cannabis. Commission for the state.








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