May 21, 2020

Dear Friends,

Some good news to share: Starbucks is opening its 15th Community Store  in the country today at Capital Plaza, 6300 Annapolis Road. Community stores are special places designed to connect communities and neighbors. I look forward to gathering with residents in the store's community room someday in the future. For now,  the store is open in a modified format with drive-thru service and limited ordering options. 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe at Capital Plaza is also now open for carry-out only. 

2FiftyBBQ was featured in Washington Post and is in process of expanding their dining room. 

For up-to-date information about the County's efforts to fight COVID-19, visit MyPGC.us and if you have general coronavirus questions, please call the hotline at 301.883.6627. Please remember, Prince George's County is still under the stay-at-home order. This flyer has useful resources all in one place.

Prince George's County's COVID-19 Business Recovery Initiative (formerly Business Relief Fund) has been expanded and the application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 29. Learn more and apply at www.pgcedc.com.

SNAP users are now able to order online in Maryland!  On-line SNAP purchasing will be available starting May 27.  Participating retailers include Amazon, ShopRite, and Walmart. Additional retailers who may be interested in participating can apply to USDA FNS.
Learn more: 

Several food distributions are taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 23 , in or near Council District 3:

10:00 am, Ebenezer We Care We Share,  at New Carrollton Municipal Bldg, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy

10:00 am, College Park Church of the Nazarene,  9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park

11:00 am, Capital Area Food Bank, Coastal Sunbelt Produce & Brighter Bites at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7207 Annapolis Road, Landover Hills

11:30 am, United Baptist Church,  7701 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton

11:30 p m, Ebenezer Church of God,  7550 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills

Every Monday my staff publishes a list of food distribution locations in and near District 3. Please check my Facebook page for the graphic.

Please note, due to Memorial Day, PGCPS Grab and Go Meals will be available on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 next week.

Thanks to our partnership with Sardi's and World Central Kitchen along with the incredible volunteer support of Pastor Ben Slye/Christian Life Center and City of New Carrollton Council Member Phelecia Nembhard we will distribute meals on Memorial Day at Carrollton Elementary and Riverdale Elementary. Distribution will begin at 10am and last until the meals run out.

Reminders:

Donations to Greater Riverdale Cares allow CKAR to purchase meals from locally-owned restaurants which are distributed to those in need throughout District 3. Greater Riverdale Cares helps these locally-owned restaurants keep staff on payroll and feeds local residents in need. To date, we've purchased and distributed  3,000 meals from local, women and minority owned businesses and distributed the meals to those in need in our community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this effort!


I have created an online form in English and Spanish to help connect District 3 residents with resources and assistance.

The top portion of the online form lists numerous resources. The bottom portion requests contact information and a brief description of needs. My team and I will use this form to help connect District 3 residents in need with with assistance. Please share the link https://bit.ly/D3Help with others. (Note this shortened link it is case-sensitive.) Not sure if you live in D3? Look at the map here. Of course you are always welcome to reach out directly by calling 301-952-3060 or sending an email to CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us.

In coordination with Kaiser Permanente and Neighborhood Design Center, my office has put together a two-page resource document. Please download and share it widely.

The Maryland Primary Election  is Tuesday, June 2. Registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. 

All ballots MUST include the voter's signature and printed name on the back of the envelope. If you do not feel comfortable mailing your ballot, there are several ballot drop-off locations in Prince George's County, including the College Park Community Center. Drop off your ballot before June 2. All ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by June 2 to be counted.

If you have not received your ballot, would like information about the limited in-person voting locations, or have questions please call the Board of Elections at 301-341-7300.

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As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page.   #onlytogether

Together Strengthening Our Community,





P.S. Complete the 2020 Census TODAY! Call 844-330-2020, no code needed. Your community is counting on you to complete the Census 2020! #pgcensus #proudtobecounted #onlytogether

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