(Oct. 4, 2019) Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity) welcomes the Honorable Terri Westcott to its board.
She brings diverse and extensive experience in community relations and enhances the well-being of Worcester County citizens.
Westcott shares in GOLD’s mission to provide a “helping hand” to assist families facing crisis situations and those in critical need.
GOLD is fortunate to have her as a new member of the team as she brings empathy and knowledge to the table.
Westcott gained experience in estates and trusts during 14 years of employment at the law office of Harry S. Groton, Jr.
She served as the chief deputy register of wills for over 18 years before being elected and sworn into office as the register of wills for Worcester County on Dec. 1, 2018.
Westcott is a member of the Maryland Register of Wills Association, serves on the Maryland Register of Wills Technical Committee, sits on the Worcester County Library Foundation, and is a member of the Worcester County Commission for Women.
Since its inception in 1997, Worcester County GOLD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has provided critical financial assistance for Worcester County residents who experience an unexpected crisis while already living in poverty and low-income circumstances.
In 2018, GOLD provided emergency assistance for 919 families that include 1,292 adults and 1,468 children.
All requests for emergency assistance come directly from trained social workers at partnering community agencies to ensure that each person has been fully vetted for financial need.
As GOLD works to provide immediate vital assistance for those in crisis, the referring agency works to provide resources to assist these individuals with ongoing support until they are back on the road to self-sufficiency.