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Residents Invited to Write on Gaithersburg’s Welcome Door

Express sense of community by writing a message of welcome on our Welcome Door at Activity Center.
Post Date:09/09/2019 1:50 PM

The City of Gaithersburg invites you to express your sense of community by writing a message on our Welcome Door. Gaithersburg is joining Montgomery County and the nation in celebrating Welcoming Week September 13 – 22. In preparation, we ask individuals and organizations to stop by the Activity Center at Bohrer Park starting Monday, September 9, to write a message of welcome. We also encourage you to take pictures with the door and share your message of welcome on social media. Tag @GburgMD and use the hashtags #WeAreGaithersburg, #IWelcome, and #WelcomingWeek.

“An open door is a great symbol of welcome,” said Mayor Jud Ashman. “In Gaithersburg, we actively foster the connections that are so important to making this an inclusive community, a place of acceptance for all.”

Welcoming Week is a Welcoming America initiative, helping communities become more prosperous by building strong connections and making sure everyone feels like they belong. In Montgomery County, dozens of organizations and groups are adopting doors, made available by support from Community Forklift, to help explain how we all work to open doors to embrace “A County of Neighbors.”

The Montgomery County effort is coordinated by MCAEL, with doors being decorated thus far by the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Rockville, Community Reach of Montgomery County, English Now, the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center, Hoope Art, Identity, Inc., Interfaith Works, Nonprofit Montgomery, Office of Councilmember Gabe Albornoz, Takoma Park Mobilization Group, Takoma Park Radio, Red Bandana Bakery, Impact Silver Spring, and the Washington Center for International Education.

For more information on the Gaithersburg Welcome Door, contact Community Services Division Program Coordinator.

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