New Charity Campaign Inaugurated by Portee Insurance Raises Funds for Historical Sandy Spring Museum in Silver Spring, MD

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As part of Portee Insurance’s ongoing community enrichment program, a new charity campaign is now active in support of historical Sandy Spring Museum. Understanding the need to maintain and celebrate the area’s history through documents, photos, stories and artifacts, the agency hopes to raise greater awareness of the museum’s vital contribution to the community.

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We love the education Sandy Spring Museum provides to our children. Keeping history alive for all of our families is something we need to focus on as a community, and we want to help in whatever way possible.

With its two offices in Silver Spring, MD, Portee Insurance celebrates the beginning of a new charity campaign as part of its ongoing Community Program, now raising funds to help Sandy Spring Museum. Sandy Spring Museum is a wonderful archival resource for community members, which maintains the rich heritage of the entire area through its many exhibitions. Those who believe in maintaining these resources as a place of reflection and learning for children and adults may now make a contribution through the designated donations page at

At Sandy Spring Museum, it’s all about community. The museum was begun in 1981 by volunteers who were concerned about losing knowledge of the community’s colorful history, which seemed to be dwindling as each older resident passed away. Sandy Spring Museum found a permanent home in 1997, in an ideal complex situated on 7 beautifully landscaped acres of land – fittingly donated by a family whose ancestors settled in Sandy Spring in the late 1700’s. Now boasting a state-of-the-art research library and archival, photographic and artifact collections storage, the museum is a gathering place where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary and performing arts. The permanent exhibit illustrates local history and tells stories of agricultural innovation, women’s suffrage, progressive education and a community adapting to changing times.

“We love the education Sandy Spring Museum provides to our children,” attested Ralph Portee, the agency’s principal, who has helped touch the lives of so many people. “Keeping history alive for all of our families is something we need to focus on as a community, and we want to help in whatever way possible.”

Portee Insurance has set a fundraising goal of $500, and their team is hard at work reaching out the agency’s network of customers, business partners, friends, family and staff, inviting them to actively participate not only contributing financially, but also by helping spread the word to others in their own circles of influence. The current campaign is being promoted through the agency’s social media channels, email and text message communications, as well as through their monthly magazine, delivered to thousands of households in the greater Silver Spring area. Our Hometown magazine reserves a full page to feature the campaign for Sandy Spring Museum, and includes all of the details. The electronic Flipbook version of the current issue may be accessed here:

The donations page at is currently active for anyone who wishes to contribute to this worthy cause. All of those who donate a minimum of $5 will be acknowledged in their monthly magazine. The agency itself has pledged to contribute $20 to the initiative for Sandy Spring Museum for each and every referral they receive, with no purchase necessary.

Portee Insurance will continue to work with individuals and nonprofits in the area to identify new worthwhile opportunities to support the community, every 30-90 days. Through the agency’s website, any member of the community may also submit information on families, persons or groups in need of a helping hand: Entries are diligently reviewed, and the selected worthy causes properly contacted by a representative of Portee Insurance’s Community Program. More information regarding past and current campaigns supported by the agency may be found at

About Portee Insurance

A full service firm serving families from two locations in Silver Spring, MD, Ralph Portee and his team of caring professionals have one simple mission: to provide the best insurance and financial services in the industry, while maintaining consistently superior service. They work hard to protect all the things which are most important to their clients (their families, homes, cars, etc.) and to help them develop strategies for long-term financial success and security. The dependable agents at Portee Insurance may be reached by calling 301-587-0196. For more information on the products and services they offer, please visit

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