Salem Volunteers Newsletter - March 21, 2017

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This week offers the North Shore Moving Market on Wednesday and Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry on Saturday.

Information on Salem's Adopt a Hydrant program and Snowcrew is in its usual place below, though we hope it won't be needed any more this season.

Salem Sound Coastwatch has announced its initial spring and summer calendar. Take care of a beach on your own schedule after one of the two Adopt a Beach training sessions in April and May. And Coastwatch teams up with SPUR, Salem Clean Sweeps, and Marblehead Yacht Club for area beach cleanups. Find details on both below.

Mark your calendar for Coastwatch's Run/Walk for the Beach 5K on Sunday, June 11 in Beverly and for the Swim & Fin open water swimming races on Sunday, August 20 in Salem. We will have details on volunteering as they become available.

To find out more about Coastwatch and its programs, to meet the team, and to support the organization, stop by Salem Sound Underground this Sunday, March 26 from 5 to 8pm at Opus.

This Week

Wednesday, March 22: North Shore Moving Market

The North Shore Moving Market (NSMM) is a free food, free delivery service operating to assist low-income elderly, handicapped, and disadvantaged individuals and families. The NSMM delivers groceries monthly to nearly 200 households in local communities. The NSMM is also the only mobile market that includes pet food with regular delivery.

We all need to be fed. Here's how you can feed and be fed!

Volunteers are needed to help deliver groceries on Wednesday mornings from approximately 9am to noon. Come and learn the side roads of Salem, see first hand how your volunteering helps, and hear a heartfelt "God bless you." All you need is a car and a warm heart!

Contact Linda at sjharvest@comcast.net.

Saturday, March 25: Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry

Joseph's Storehouse's mission is to alleviate hunger with supplemental food and emergency food assistance in the greater Salem area; to provide children with life-changing opportunities; to deliver groceries to the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged; to offer programs to all ages that promote growth and self-confidence; and to serve the community with grace, dignity, and non-discrimination.

Volunteers are needed to help at Joseph's Storehouse food pantry on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Contact Carl at 978-594-4423.

Salem Sound Coastwatch

Adopt a Beach Volunteer Training

Salem Sound Coastwatch logo

Salem Sound Coastwatch is looking for volunteers to adopt their favorite beaches, including beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Danvers, Beverly, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Adopt a Beach volunteers serve as year-round "beachkeepers," monitoring and cleaning up their adopted beaches. Beachkeepers operate independently and on their own schedules. Beachkeepers are asked to attend one of two training sessions:

Adopt a Beach training (or "Beaches 101") includes topics on beach ecology, marine debris and other sources of pollution, identifying storm damage and invasive species, and more. These sessions are open to prospective volunteers and to anyone interested in learning more about the science behind beaches.

RSVP is requested. For more information on the Adopt a Beach program, visit www.salemsound.org, call 978-741-7900, or email info@salemsound.org.

Salem Sound Coastwatch Cleanups

The winter has taken its toll! Street trash has washed down the storm drains, into the water, and onto the beaches. Man made items, especially plastic, pollute the water. Every piece of trash removed from the beach is one less piece of marine debris. Join Salem Sound Coastwatch for area beach cleanups:

Contact info@salemsound.org or call 978-741-7900. RSVP if possible.

Snow Specials

Adopt a Hydrant

Salem's Adopt a Hydrant program seeks volunteers to care for fire hydrants during snowstorms. Volunteers are asked to commit to shoveling out one or more fire hydrants after snowstorms to assist the Fire Department and maintain public safety. Find a hydrant near you.

Snowcrew

Snowcrew is an on-line service to match people needing help clearing snow with those willing and able to shovel. Read more and find a neighbor in need at Snowcrew.