Adventist Community Services’ Flemmer Honored as Local Hero

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington Executive Director Ken Flemmer was honored last week by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) as part of the Congressman’s Local Heroes video series.

“Honored to feature Ken Flemmer, Executive Director of Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington as this week’s #MD08 Local Hero,” Rep. Raskin wrote on his Facebook page. “Ken has been fighting food insecurity since the pandemic began, and his team is sharing excellent resources for Thanksgiving.”

According to their website, Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) was established in 1983 as the collective health and welfare service of several local church congregations: “Today, ACSGW is a faith-based, non-profit, organization whose mission helps those less fortunate in our community. We are a team of donors, community partners, staff, and volunteers who empower those in need through compassionate emergency care, life education, and community development.  ACSGW currently provides food, diapers, free thrift shop, youth development, health and fitness, technology education, and workforce skills. We invite you to join the team at Adventist Community Services in serving the community and help implement this rewarding mission.”

Constituents can nominate local heroes at Rep. Raskin’s website: “Do you know any hard-working community servants, unsung heroes, model citizens, or good Samaritans helping Marylanders get through the coronavirus crisis? If someone you know (including you!) is helping our community through the coronavirus pandemic by serving our community as a health care worker, getting food to the hungry, volunteering to help people in need, or doing other remarkable good deeds, please share your story with me so I can share it with everyone else.”

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Graphic: Rep. Jamie Raskin/YouTube

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