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Community Outreach

Bel Air Location Open House: Wednesday, October 6, 2021


A big thank you to all who came out to make our Bel Air Open House so successful! Many guests from our local and state governments, from our community, and from our staff came out for a wonderful evening Wednesday, October 6. Delicious food was provided by our Bel Air catering partner, Liberatore's. Guests ate and drank to the awesome tunes provided by Nothin' Ta Plunder while tours of our newly renovated building and the crematory took place. A great night was had by all! Thank you all again!

John Carroll Rally in the Valley Sponsor: Saturday, October 9, 2021


McComas Family Funeral Homes was happy to sponsor our local Catholic high school's fundraiser. Many came out to enjoy the beautiful scenery and help our students.

Jarrettsville Sunflower Fields: September through October 2021


McComas Family Funeral Homes has sent volunteers and funds to benefit the Sunflower Fund which gives financial assistance to those in need within our community and beyond.

Catch A Pig 5K: Sunday, August 29, 2021


McComas Family Funeral Homes sponsored the 9th Annual Catch a Pig Race to support the Boys and Girls Club of Harford County. On Sunday, August 29, race participants gathered on a cool morning in downtown Bel Air around the corner from our Bel Air location to run a 5K on the Ma and Pa trail. Little 'piglets' dressed in pink ran alongside wolves, pigs, and assorted other runners and strollers. A great time was had by all!

Father's Day Food Truck Event: Friday, June 18, 2021


A beautiful day was had by all in sunny Jarrettsville! So many grateful fathers and community members came out to fabulous food provided by JD's House of Bacon. Lots of folks grabbed their food and drink and enjoyed them on the patio or in the Celebration Room. Some new friends were made around tables and some older ones came out to be together. AND! We raised nearly $350 for the Sunflower Fund which helps local families in need, contributes to Boy Scout projects, and helps local schools. Many Jarrettsville businesses contributed to the event and all were grateful to the McComas family for making it happen. Thanks to all who supported our event!

Blood Drive: April 1, 2021--No Foolin'!


We did it again! Through the support of our staff and our community, McComas Celebration of Life Center was able to fill all of our available slots with Red Cross blood donors! On April 1st, all 39 of our slots were filled and the Red Cross set up shop in our spacious Jarrettsville location. In the end, sixty lives will be saved in our community and beyond because of our donations. We are so grateful to assist the Red Cross during the Covid-19 pandemic to give the gift of life. Thank you to all who came out.

McComas Family Funeral Homes was awarded a certificate in November 2020 for being an extraordinary Blood Program Partner during the COVID-19 pandemic. The drives held and support given was essential in saving lives through blood donation.

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Small Business Support during the time of COVID-19: Ongoing


McComas Family Funeral Homes is looking to do our part in keeping local small businesses viable during this challenging season of quarantine and recovery. We have purchased gift cards and have showcased local businesses and chosen winners via Facebook. Pictured are just some of the winners.

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Blood Drive: Thursday, June 4th, 2020

McComas Celebration of Life Center’s completely full, first ever blood drive was very successful on many levels. From having every slot filled to handling all donors with the utmost care....we did good! Because of our blood donations, 87 lives will be helped, possibly even saved.

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Memorial Day: Friday, May 22, 2020

The McComas Family provided FREE lunches to all veterans and received community contributions for food served by the Cowboy Eats food truck. Those contributions enabled McComas Family Funeral Homes to make a $1000 donation to the Jarrettsville Manor Memorial Post 8672 VFW. This contribution was accepted with gratitude by Post Commander John Knopp.

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Mother's Day: Friday May 8, 2020

McComas Family Funeral Homes invited all those who are mothers or who are missing their mothers or who nurture others to come and receive flowers and our appreciation for all they do, especially during these challenging times.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY DAY TROT

Once again, McComas Family Funeral Homes has partnered with the YMCA of Maryland, to help sponsor the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot that was held at the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air. McComas Family Funeral Homes has helped to sponsor the event since 2012. This race marks the sixth year that the funeral home has helped to sponsor the event. This year's event attracted a record 1500 participants on a beautiful morning.

LONGWOOD GARDENS BUS TRIP

In May of this year, McComas Family Funeral Homes sponsored its annual Widow/Widower bus trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This annual trip is meant to bring together families who have recently lost a spouse, and to offer them a day out at the Gardens. McComas Family Funeral Homes has sponsored such trips for the past 5 years. Holly McComas, who coordinates the trip, says “we enjoy the fact that we are able to do something like this in an effort to give back and allow for folks to gather in a relaxed and beautiful setting. It has been so well received over the years, that we intend to continue this tradition for years to come.”

AL WARD AMERICAN FLAG RETIREMENT PROGRAM

In 2016, the McComas family began examining the services provided to our military families and made the decision to consider retiring an unserviceable United States flag with those service men and women veterans who choose to be cremated.

Research into offering such a service found that United States Flag Code, Title 4, Section 8k states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
McComas launched a program to provide the service, receiving results beyond our wildest expectations.  Soon, we had non-military families requesting that a flag be cremated with their loved one.

If you have an American Flag that is no larger than the standard burial flag (5’ x 8’), that is unserviceable or no longer used and is hidden away in the garage, shed or basement because you don’t know what to do with it, consider dropping off your flag at any of the McComas Funeral Home locations in Abingdon, Bel Air or Jarrettsville.  They may also be deposited in a drop box at any of our partner locations:

  •   American Legion Post 17 - 415 Edgewood Rd. (Rt 40), Edgewood, MD
  •   American Legion Post 39 - 500 N Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD
  •   VFW Post 10146 - 3440 Conowingo Rd. (Rt 1), Street, MD

When requested, an American Flag is honorably cremated with the loved one.  However, when our inventory exceeds operational needs, one of our partner organizations may hold a formal ceremony to retire the American Flags.  While McComas has customarily used representatives of the American Legion, VFW or Scouting organizations, we would consider other civic organizations for conducting an appropriate retirement ceremony.  If interested, please contact our Director of Cremation Operations at ltooman@mccomasfuneralhome.com for information and details.

 

 

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1114 Baldwin Mill Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
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