This is a month of love, reflection, and celebration. It is a time set aside when we talk with our children about the rich history and contributions of African Americans who helped to make this the Greatest Country in the World. There are names that we know, but there are names we will never know. We can’t wait for someone to tell our story. Let’s do it ourselves. Find the people you love, hug them, and tell them how special they are.
The page has been turned as we begin a New Year of 2024. May this be a year that is filled to the brim with joy, love, peace, prosperity, good health, and a safe happy environment. We must reflect on just how grateful we should be because of Grace and Mercy. I do believe that our future will be brighter if we press forward in a positive productive way.
It’s the time of year when we see a change in our weather. We have to put away the
summer clothes and bring out our heavy coats, sweaters, socks and closed in shoes. A lot is
going on in our world today but don’t be anxious about anything! This will pass over and it will
be fixed. All is well!
Here we are at the beginning of our 29th year of sharing, focusing, celebrating and acting on those things which will “raise the bar” for a productive year. We are determined to make our communities better and more prosperous. You are the “wind beneath the coalition” which is the only one of its kind in our County. Only God could make this possible! He has truly “Ordered our steps!”
We are now at the end of another productive and informative year. This correspondence
comes with a “bushel of hugs” and a “great BIG thanks” for everything you have
done to ensure our success of 28 years. We have met new friends, received valuable information
and helped in moving many projects which have enhanced our quality of life
As we begin to view the beauty of flowers, the leaves on the trees, the planting of gardens, the
signs of spring, let’s give “Thanks” for the breath of life and weather with no hurricanes or tornadoes.
We are blessed beyond measure! Our coalition continues to “raise the bar” for future generations and
that’s a good thing!
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The 202 Coalition Meeting
WHEN: Every Fourth Monday Of The Month
Our breakfast meeting will convene on Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 410 Addison Road, South, Capitol Heights, Maryland. We will begin at 9:00 a.m.
We will have updates from Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS agencies. We look forward to presentations from the Housing Initiative Partnership, Department of Assessments and Taxation, and Office of Finance. We are moving along with Suitland High School’s construction and are happy that Fairwood Elementary School is on schedule for construction. At our meeting, we will give special recognition to three people who have been a part of our Coalition since it started.
2023-2024 Monthly Meeting Calendar
Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice Program
Healthy Tips and Resources
Tips for Reducing Sodium Intake
Healthy eating is important at every age. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients and limited in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.
Start with these tips:
Tips for Reducing Sodium Intake At the Grocery Store. Buy fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables with no salt or sauce added.
The majority of sodium in our diets comes from packaged and restaurant food (not the salt shaker) as a result of food processing. Even foods that may not taste salty can be major sources of sodium. Foods with only moderate amounts of sodium, such as bread, can be major sources of sodium because they’re eaten so frequently.
10 tips to help you cut back