September 20, 2017
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SWAT Team Aids Local Charity

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June 29, 2017

On June 20, three volunteers for the Maryland branch of the national Christian charity Orphan Grain Train drove a truck to an Anne Arundel County Public Schools district warehouse in Glen Burnie. Those volunteers went there to pick up 110 old school desks that the district donated to school-building program in the West African country of Liberia. The volunteers, all retired, discussed how the three of them were going to be able to load the desks into the truck. When they arrived, however, they were surprised and concerned to see an Anne Arundel County SWAT team in full uniform rushing into one of the warehouses with guns drawn.

After a few tense minutes, the team emerged and put away the weapons. A sergeant approached the Orphan Grain Train volunteers and said this had been only a drill. He then asked them if they needed any help, and they enthusiastically accepted. The SWAT team members heaved-to, and within 10 minutes, the truck was loaded.

The Maryland branch of Orphan Grain Train gathers, sorts, packs and ships clothing and supplies of all kinds to victims of disaster at home and people in poverty abroad. Its local headquarters are in Millersville.


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