On October 18, Reliable Contracting joined the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for their annual “Touch-a-Truck” event. Over 2,500 members of the community were in attendance to learn more about health care and public safety through a variety of hands-on exhibitions and displays. Read on to learn more about the day’s events and how you can be involved in the next one!
The main goal behind the Touch-a-Truck event is to familiarize the public with different kinds of “wheeled” things. This includes service and emergency vehicles, as well as construction equipment and other types of equipment. More than two dozen local businesses, including Reliable, were represented with their own trucks as a part of the day. The Medical Center’s event also gives community members the opportunity to learn more about their own health; this year, more than 550 free flu vaccines were distributed to attendees and over 30 community partners were there to give health screenings and wellness information. Admission to Touch-a-Truck is always free; instead, attendees were encouraged to donate a canned food item to benefit the North County Outreach Network. This year, 10 boxes of canned foods were collected.
The Director of Community Outreach at UM-BWMC, Kim Davidson, was exceptionally pleased with this year’s turnout. Regarding Touch-a-Truck, she said, “This event is successful because of the overwhelming support of our community – especially the business community. We are very grateful for their continued support of our efforts.”
The bi-annual Touch-a-Truck event will be held again some time in 2016.
Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.