BJ’s Donates to Veterans Memorial

BJ’s Wholesale Club, in partnership with the Ocean Pines Association, donated $585 to the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines as a part of its fall 2017 membership offer.

BJ’s donated $5 of each membership fee paid as a part of the promotion to the foundation in addition to offering special benefits for new and renewing club members.

Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, presented a check to Marie Gilmore, president of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation, on Jan. 18.

“The Veterans Memorial Foundation is grateful for the continuing support of our community and business partners. These donations from B.J’s Wholesale Club directly support our Educational Outreach Program,” Gilmore said.

The Educational Outreach program enables over 500 Worcester County fifth-graders to visit the memorial site and learn about the branches of the service, flag history and the sacrifices veterans have made to protect our freedoms.

Gilmore added, “The Veterans Memorial Foundation 100 percent supports these trips, paying for school buses and a student activity guide for each student to take home to continue the discussion at home.  We are so very grateful to this community for their support.”

Area residents who missed the fall BJ’s promotion will have the opportunity to participate in the spring offer, which will run April 13-27.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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