Rockville, Maryland – Four percent of Montgomery County families (approximately 35,000 people) live below the poverty line, including about 2,100 children younger than age 18, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. To continue the spirit of giving back to our neighbors in need, BLH Technologies, Inc., has again partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and Manna Food Center to provide donated gifts and food this holiday season.
BLH supports the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ mission to collect new, unwrapped toys and to distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. The BLH Rockville campus serves as a toy collection location for the 2012 Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive, and BLH staff members have risen to the occasion by donating dozens of new toys to the effort. Toys for Tots campaigns are conducted annually in more than 700 communities covering all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
BLH also supports the Manna Food Center, Montgomery County’s main food bank, in its quest to end hunger in the county. Manna feeds about 3,300 families each month at 14 locations throughout the county and provides each family with a 3- to 5-day supply of perishable and shelf-stable food.
“It is our hope that every child in our community has something to smile about this holiday season and all seasons,” says Benjamin L. Harris, President and CEO of BLH. “We are committed to ensuring that Montgomery County continues to be a great place to live for future generations.”
BLH staff members are active in myriad volunteer activities and charity programs throughout the year. Recent organizations and issues that our staff members have supported include Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Mental Health America, the American Red Cross, The Casey House, HIV/AIDS awareness, the American Heart Association, and local food drives.
BLH Technologies, Inc., is a professional and technical services firm offering talent and skill to Federal and State governments and private-sector businesses in three core areas: (1) global health research, (2) international communications, and (3) worldwide analytics and technology. BLH’s Web site is www.blhtech.com.