Each week, one nominee will be highlighted on this page. Please be sure to read all about these amazing residents and how they have helped our community.
Pranitha Fielder is the kind of neighbor everyone wants to have on their block. When the country was locked down due to the pandemic, she sent a flyer around to her neighbors about a program she created called "Caring For One Another." The goal of this program was to offer assistance with picking up groceries, supplies, or medication; help with technology; or just "to talk" and check in on anyone in the neighborhood.
Wheeling a wagon, her family delivered bags with requested items along with snacks, tissues and fruit to neighbors on her street and beyond. It is nice to see neighbors supporting each other during the pandemic.
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Andrea Wiliamson is a Bowie resident who has been volunteering to support front line workers.
Andrea packed and delivered 150 Subway lunches to the Home of the Brave front line workers at the Bowie Health Center. All of the Bowie Health Center staff expressed their appreciation to Andrea for delivering these meals.
Andrea is a member of the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc. and is committed to helping those who risk their lives to save patients with COVID-19. Andrea has been volunteering with Ivy Community Charities for almost 30 years, and her service has not gone unnoticed.
Helen Rose Williams, is an 82-year old retired nurse and a resident of Bowie.
When the pandemic began, she wanted to volunteer at the hospital but realized she couldn’t. She was hospitalized with sepsis and pneumonia in fall 2019. Mrs. Williams also has high blood pressure and diabetes, but she still wanted to help.
Masks were greatly needed across the community so she decided to make masks. Many years ago, she was a seamstress in New York. Helen Rose Williams has sewn and donated nearly 1000 masks, including 110 to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. Her donation helped to provide masks to local seniors in need of face coverings. Masks were also donated to her church, Prince Georges County, the veterinary hospital, the post office, family, and friends.
Thank you for your commitment to the City of Bowie. We salute you!