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June 17, 2021

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Co-Chair Gayle Manchin Joins Congressman David Trone for Tour of Brooke’s House During Regional Tour

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June 16, 2021

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Co-Chair Gayle Manchin Joins Congressman David Trone for Tour of Brooke’s House During Regional Tour

Rep. David Trone with Dana Simmers, Gayle Manchin, and Kevin Simmers 

HAGERSTOWN– Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) was joined by Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin at Brooke’s House for a tour of the facility. During the visit, the duo learned how the $60,000 ARC grant awarded to the organization in June of 2020 was supporting business operations and employment opportunities for residents.

“It was an honor to join the new Appalachian Regional Commission Co-Chair Gayle Manchin for her visit to Brooke’s House to see all of the good work Kevin and Dana Simmers are doing for women with substance use disorders,” said Congressman David Trone. “Funding from ARC is so critical to ensure organizations like Brooke’s House can continue doing important work in our communities in Western Maryland.”

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local governments. Established by Congress in 1965, ARC is comprised of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the President. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.

Brooke’s House is a safe and stable home for women suffering from substance use disorders. Sober living facilities for individuals in early recovery are known to be beneficial for long-term rehabilitation. The resources and community that Brooke’s House provides allow women who are battling substance use disorder to change their lives for the better. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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