Volunteer Stories

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Mekala Rajagopal, MHP’s Youth Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Now 16, Mekala started volunteering with MHP in late 2014, and has contributed nearly 200 hours of community service toward various events and activities. She’s interacted with MHP staff and residents; helped out with toy drives and golf tournaments; updated databases and mailing lists; attended the Building Dreams Tour
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Jason Amboo, MHP’s Youth Volunteer of the year for 2014

MHP has been offering the opportunity to grow to residents and volunteers of all ages for the last 25 years. Jason Amboo has been one of its most active youth volunteers.
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Choice Hotels Builds Fence at Dring’s Reach


Thanks to the 70+ volunteers from Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County who spent the day building a new privacy fence and renovating the picnic area at Dring’s Reach apartments in Silver Spring. It looks great, and our residents love it!

Dring’s Reach is a 105 -unit garden style apartment community in the Briggs Chaney area of Silver Spring. It was the first mixed-income community developed by MHP 25 years ago.

Conservation Garden at Glenville Road


For two weekends this fall, volunteers, residents, consultants, and green club members put in hours of hard work to turn a dirt strip in front of the new mural at MHP’s Glenville Road Community Center into a beautiful new conservation garden. The open area is now framed by a bold and artistic blend of colorful flowers and plants. The inviting space welcomes the children and their parents everyday as they enter the Play & Learn preschool and after school Homework Club. Thank you to Chesapeake Bay Trust for helping to make this happen.

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