Members of the Air Force’s First-6 and Top-3 Associations were out in full force Sunday, March 2 to lend a hand at the 16th Annual Sarah’s House Family Bull Roast. With great food, dancing, face painting, and tons of games and prizes for both the children and adults the event, was fun for the entire family. Some of the people to thank for such a great afternoon were the crew Air Force volunteers who were on hand all day aiding with set-up, running games, and clean-up.
Jason Vottero, who began volunteering for Sarah’s House four years ago through the First-6 Association, keeps coming back to volunteer at events like the Bull Roast, summer picnics, and gift wrapping at Christmas because, “The staff and guests are so nice and the events are always fun and family oriented, which allows me to bring my daughter along. For me, the draw is supporting Sarah’s House and their focus is on strengthening families, and providing services that support women and children.”
When Heather Seagle, of the First-6 Association, learned of Sarah’s House she thought, “It is a natural connection for the Air Force to be involved. The program and the people are so close to Fort Meade, when we volunteer our time or have items we wish to donate we know that we are directly helping people who need help in our community.”
Sarah’s House, located on the grounds of Fort Meade, is Anne Arundel County’s largest supportive housing provider for homeless people. Sarah’s House aids families through the provision of case management, transportation, employment services and child care programs. Serving approximately 125 guests, half of whom are children, each day, the goal of Sarah’s House is to maintain the family unit and promote their ability to complete together the journey to independence.