We would like to thank Custom Landscape Management from Boonsboro, MD for donating the mulch this year. We are a small non-profit Veterans organization and every donation makes a significant difference. Thank you for helping to make this place of healing and reflection a little more beautiful!
Thank you Adam Merrbaugh, owner of Adam's Demolition, for donating the fence from the Suns Stadium in Hagerstown! This is the Mark A. Smith Memorial Park in Sharpsburg, MD. The fence, obviously, is not placed yet, but we wanted to show you the park and where the fence is going. The fence will help us TREMENDOUSLY in ensuring the safety and security of this beautiful park! We have worked for 4 years to bring it from a place where there were needles and garbage, to this place of healing and reflection. Again, a great big THANK YOU! It is very generous of you to donate the fence. Also, the four posts in the rear of the picture is a living "dog tag" memorial to all that have served. If you know of a Veteran, or related to one, please send us an email with the Veterans Name, branch and rank, time period they served, (ex. 1991-2012) and any conflicts and we will make a tag and hang it. God bless!
19106 Black Maple Way Hagerstown, MD 21742
We want to take a minute and send out a huge THANK YOU to Captain Benders Tavern in Sharpsburg, MD for allowing us to dedicate a front table, in the window to ALL Veterans, from all eras and branches. They allow us to do this twice a year, once on Memorial Day and once on Veterans Day. It is important that we NEVER forget the sacrifices that have been made to keep us free and continue to remember the ones that didn't make it home. God bless the United States of America!!
When you think you are at the end of your rope, and the knot has came untied, remember, you are NEVER alone! Everyone in the Veteran and First Responder community has been affected, (in some form) by trauma or very high stress situations. It doesn't matter if you are a Veteran, police officer, medical provider, or family member of any of those mentioned, YOU have been affected. Come All Who Are Thirsty is open to ALL, regardless of conflict, theater, era or public safety profession.
If you may not be aware, suicide is an EPIDEMIC going on in the Veteran and First Responder arenas. We do not claim to be the "end all, be all" or a counseling service. We are just a FAMILY of Veterans and First Responders that have OUR struggles and enjoy breakfast with each other once a month and knowing that we can lean in on each other when times get tough because of the silence or ghosts haunting us.
We encourage anyone interested, to just come have breakfast with us. If you would only like to eat with us and not stay for small group, please don't feel guilty about that, just come. We are getting back to the basics and this website will be updated weekly. JOIN US!!
Next Meetings –Nov 2, Dec 7: 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, (FREE) regular scheduled meetings
start at 10:00 a.m.
Our mailing address is:
Come ALL Who Are Thirsty
P.O. Box 555
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Our meeting location address is:
Burnside First Church of God
3904 Mills Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Just over Six years ago, there was a vision given to a RETIRED U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major that, through God's strength alone, she chose to carry out. This was a mission that would require patience, determination, and courage. Through a series of conversations, this vision slowly to come to life. A team was gathering that had one common core feeling....the love for our FREEDOMS and the love for the ones that walked to the gates of hell to protect them! It was noticed that there were not many services for the Veterans in a small town that was rich with Veterans and family members there of. The military suicide rates is on an ALARMING rise, currently set at 22 military suicides per day! So, this one courageous CSM said to God..."SEND ME!" Come ALL Who Are Thirsty was born! During this one year, there were some amazing milestones met and hurdles crossed. There was an executive board created, bank account established, website and FaceBook page created, business cards, T-shirts and fliers created, and the list goes on and on! Our members have worked VERY hard at making this vision come to life because they BELIEVE in what they are doing, there is a sense of purpose and urgency in the air. It has been a GREAT and BUSY journey and the team has worked extremely hard to move this vision into a reality! All because this one retired Soldier said YES!