BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities is joining other county boards of developmental disabilities in Ohio in celebrating a Week of Service.
Team members and individuals in Crawford County have been collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantry at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Bucyrus. On Wednesday, the items were delivered and volunteers set up, served food, and cleaned up at Good Hope Lutheran Church before, during and after its free meal program.
They also partnered with Bucyrus United Methodist Church to package hygiene items that will be included in their Back to School Backpack Program. Supplies were prepared for 400 backpacks.
These community service projects and others like it across Ohio are part of Always There, a year-long campaign that recognizes the official 50th anniversary of county boards of developmental disabilities in Ohio. The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been in existence for 63 years. It was established in 1954.
The Always There theme reflects the continuity of support, promotion of opportunity, and history of partnership county boards have offered to people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the past, in the present, and in the future.