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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fire/EMS Department Working TNI at Paca Elementary School

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

On Wednesday, November 13th Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced a major Education investment, Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative between the LEARN Foundation and the Heart of America Foundation. William Paca Elementary located in the Kentland/ Palmer Park impact area will be the recipient school.  Members of the Fire/EMS Department started work today to help renovate the schools classroom that will serve as the flagship for this initiative.

"It has been said time and time again that it takes a village to raise a child," said County Executive Baker. This also holds true in supporting and building upon our blueprint for TNI. The LEARN Foundation and Heart of America Foundation’s winning combination of resources is a prime example of the power of community based partnerships."

The LEARN (Landover Educational Athletic Recreational Non-Profit) Foundation founded in 1996, to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to youth in the FedEx Field impact area. To learn more log on to www.thecommunityfoundationpgc.org.

The Heart of America Foundation was founded in 1997, to provide children in need everywhere with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. To learn more log on to www.heartofamerica.org.

As a team member of the Kentland/Palmer Park TNI, combined career and volunteer Firefighter/Medics began work today on a classroom at the William Paca Elementary School.  Personnel from Chapel Oaks and Kentland Fire/EMS Stations worked together to clear out and begin preparation of a classroom that become a base for teaching students.  The renovated classroom will house innovative educational tools in an environment designed for learning.  

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department is a proud partner of the Transforming Neighborhood Initiatives throughout Prince George’s County.






Crew from Kentland Volunteer Fire Department 833

Crew from Chapel Oaks Fire/EMS Department 838

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